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Senator Durbin Reintroduces the DREAM Act

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 09032771 (posted Mar. 27, 2009)"

On 03/26/09, Senator Durbin (D-IL) reintroduced the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2007 or DREAM Act (S. 729).

The DREAM Act would facilitate access to college for immigrant students in the U.S and provide a path to permanent residence for ambitious immigrant youth who were brought to the U.S. as young children and who want to pursue higher education or military service.

For more information about the DREAM Act, please read AILA's DREAM Act Talking Points, or AILA's press release on the DREAM Act.

A companion bill (H.R. 1751) was introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Berman (D-CA).

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