TCCE Issue Paper - The Dream Act
The Dream Act, proposed legislation first introduced in 2000, provided the opportunity for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States when they were children to earn legal permanent residence and eventual citizenship. These children built their lives and families here and are considered American in every aspect but their citizenship. Although since then there have been several proposed versions of this Act, all versions provide a path to legal status for undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.
In this brief explore the most recent proposal of the Dream Act, pros, cons and potential outcomes for this group of individuals in our communities.