What was the purpose of the DREAM Act?

The DREAM Act would permit certain immigrant students who have grown up in the U.S. to apply for temporary legal status and to eventually obtain permanent legal status and become eligible for U.S. citizenship if they go to college or serve in the U.S. military; and.

Who sponsored the DREAM Act?

Dick Durbin

Nicknames DREAM Act
Sponsored by Dick Durbin, Orrin Hatch
Legislative history
Introduced in the Senate as S. 1291 by Dick Durbin (D–IL) and Orrin Hatch (R–UT) on April 25, 2001

How does the DREAM Act help the economy?

Through a combination of improved educational attainment and higher paid jobs available to authorized immigrants, the passage of the DREAM Act would result directly in $148 billion in increased earnings for beneficiaries of the passage of the proposed law.

How is the DREAM Act funded?

These include scholarships funded through private donors, alumni contributions and individual departmental efforts. For scholarship opportunities, please visit our scholarship information page.

Why should we support the DREAM Act?

The DREAM Act is a stimulus policy. Students who would benefit from the DREAM Act are our future teachers, doctors, nurses, and lawyers. The DREAM Act will allow thousands of immigrant students to access higher education and maximize their contributions to our economy and communities.

Should we pass the DREAM Act?

Passing the Dream Act makes good economic sense. Passing the Dream Act actually makes America more profitable—by a whopping $22.7 billion every year or $281 billion over ten years to our Gross Domestic Product.

Why is DACA good for the economy?

Nationally, DACA recipients and their households make major economic and fiscal contributions each year. CAP analysis finds that DACA recipient households pay $6.2 billion in federal taxes and $3.3 billion in state and local taxes each year. DACA recipients and their households are critical, too, in local economies.

Why should you support the DREAM Act?

Will Dreamers get citizenship?

The American Dream and Promise Act allows Dreamers who have maintained lawful permanent resident status for five years to apply to become U.S. citizens. It will provide much-needed stability to young people and their families nationwide—including those who are already permanent residents or citizens.

Who is calling for the DREAM Act?

University presidents and educational associations, as well as military recruiters, business and religious leaders have called on Congress to pass the DREAM Act. 3. The DREAM Act is a great return on money we have already invested and will prepare the country for the global economy.

Is the DREAM Act a good idea?

The DREAM Act is a great return on money we have already invested and will prepare the country for the global economy. The students who would benefit under the DREAM Act have been raised and educated in the U.S. State and local taxpayers have already invested in the education of these children in elementary and secondary school.

Why is Microsoft endorsing the DREAM Act?

Leading businesses such as Microsoft have endorsed the DREAM Act because they recognize that our broken immigration system is draining our economy of the talent and resources needed to compete in the global economy.

What is the DREAM Act of 2010?

The DREAM Act is recommended in the 2010-12 Strategy Plan for the Defense Department’s Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness to help the military “Shape and maintain a mission-ready All Volunteer Force.”