Updated Dream Act would help nearly 3 million

The House is preparing to vote on the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6)—possibly, as early as this week. The bill would help more than 3 million undocumented individuals, including Dreamers brought to this country before age 18, recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and people granted Temporary Protected Status (TPS) or Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) for humanitarian reasons—populations that include nearly 40,000 educators, according to the Migration Policy Institute.

Dreamers could obtain conditional legal status if they have a high school diploma or GED, are enrolled in a high school or GED program, or are enrolled in an apprenticeship program. They would have ten years to transition from conditional status to a green card, and could do so by earning a college degree, completing at least two years of postsecondary education, serving in the military for two years, or being employed for at least three years. The bill would also make Dreamers eligible for federal financial aid.

Urge your representative to support the American Dream and Promise Act.


3 responses to “Updated Dream Act would help nearly 3 million

  1. There definitely needs to be a path to citizenship but any undocumented immigrants with a criminal history of violent crimes, needs to be deported. We don’t need criminals here, just hard working people that love our country.

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