History of the Dream Act
Are you interested in learning more about the history of the Dream Act? New Jersey Immigration Lawyer Susan Scheer explains the Dream Act history and answers any frequently asked questions you may have about the act. Call our Morristown office today. Our entire office is bilingual and happy to help you with any immigration questions.
History of the Dream Act | Background Information
The DREAM Act, also known as the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, was introduced to the United States Senate in 2001 by Senators Orrin Hatch and Dick Durbin. The DREAM Act has been introduced a number of times in both the House of Representatives and the Senate following its initial creation in 2001 without being passed, though in 2010 the DREAM Act passed in the House, but not in the Senate when the 60 votes needed to end the floor debate could not be attained.
The New Jersey DREAM Act Coalition pushes for policy change and social action on issues pertaining to young immigrants in New Jersey. As the DREAM Act was debated in Congress, the NJDAC advocated for the In-State Tuition Bill in the 2009-2010 session of the New Jersey State Legislature. The bill did not pass, but the support for it brought different groups of immigrant youth throughout New Jersey together in their unified effort. The NJDAC’s website is located at: www.njdac.org.
History of the Dream Act | In-State Tuition
The Scheer Immigration Law Group encourages all individuals who believe that they might be eligible for Deferred Action to educate themselves about the requirements for the program. It is of utmost importance that DREAMers seek detailed advice from lawyers or authorized professionals and avoid notarios who may take advantage of immigrants!
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