The DREAM Act
The Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) is a bipartisan piece of federal legislation that would create a roadmap to citizenship for new American immigrants that came to the United States before the age of 16, graduated from high school, have clean criminal records, and finish two years of college or military service. The DREAM Act would help alleviate the problem faced by over 2.1 million new American immigrants who have grown up in the United States their entire lives but still cannot legally drive, work, or vote and risk being deported back to countries they don’t even remember.
In the face of adversity, DREAMers have consistently succeeded, organizing for a new immigration processes, lobbying Congress and publicizing their stories in order to drum up public support for themselves and their families. LCLAA calls on Congress to pass the DREAM Act and the President to sign the bill as a down payment to the creation of a new immigration process.