The Dream Act: Immigration And Immigration In The United States

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Register to read the introduction… In recent years, former temporary migrants accounted for about two-third of permanent residents, which suggests that the methods of getting into the U.S has become blurred. To some degree, this situation is a response to long wait times for permanent visas. The wait depends on one’s admission class and country of origin, but ranges from two years for certain skilled workers and professionals to more than twenty years for U.S citizen’s siblings from the Philippines. Regardless of admission class, immigrants from Mexico, India, China wait longer for visas than nationals of other countries because of a per-county ceiling. Limited visa supply and long administrative and processing delays cause bitterness among immigrants and their sponsor, causing some to take an illegal path to family reunification and employment. The demand for family and employment visas outstrips the supply set by annual category and country …show more content…
These bills have often been entitled the Development, Relief, and Education for
Alien Minors Act, or the DREAM Act. The Dream Act is an American legislative proposal first introduced in the Senate on August 1, 2001. The bill would provide conditional permanent residency to certain illegal aliens of good moral character who graduated from U.S high schools and arrived in the U.S as minors. Also, they must lived in the country continuously for at least five years prior to the bill’s enactment. The Dream Act also goes on to cover that if the illegal aliens were to complete two years in the military or two years at a four-year institution of higher learning, they would obtain temporary residency for a six year period. Within that time, they may qualify for permanent residency if they received a degree from an institution of higher learning in the United States or have served in the armed forces at least two years. The act also goes on to say that if any alien whose permanent resident status is terminated, that alien will return to the immigration status the alien had immediately prior to receiving conditional permanent resident status under the Act. As of November 2012, 12 states have their own versions of the Dream Act, which deal with tuition prices and financial aid for state

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