Fact Sheet

The DREAM Act: Securing America’s Future in Education

Children of Immigrants
Education

DREAM Act Fact SheetThe Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (S. 952), introduced by Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), is legislation that provides certain immigrant students who have grown up in the U.S. with the opportunity to earn their legal status through higher education or military service. The companion bill in the House of Representatives is the American Dream Act (H.R. 1842) and was introduced by Representatives Howard Berman (D-CA), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), and Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA). The bill was re-introduced in March 2011.

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