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house Bill H.R. 3440

Dream Act of 2017

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Title

Dream Act of 2017

Official Title

To authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain individuals who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children and for other purposes.

Summary

Dream Act of 2017 This bill directs the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to cancel removal and grant lawful permanent resident status on a conditional basis to an alien who is inadmissible or deportable or is in temporary protected status who: (1) has been continuously physically present in the United States for four years preceding this bill's enactment; (2) was younger than 18 years of age on the initial date of U.S. entry; (3) is not inadmissible on criminal, security, terrorism, or other grounds; (4) has not participated in persecution; (5) has not been convicted of specified federal or state offenses; and (6) has fulfilled specified educational requirements. DHS shall cancel the removal of, and adjust to the status of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence on a conditional basis, an alien who was granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status unless the alien has engaged in conduct that would make the alien ineligible for DACA. DHS may not: (1) grant conditional permanent resident status without the submission of biometric and background data, and completion of background and medical checks; and (2) disclose or use information provided in applications filed under this bill or in DACA requests for immigration enforcement purposes. The bill prescribes the conditions under which DHS: (1) may terminate a person's conditional permanent resident status, and (2) shall adjust a person's conditional status to permanent resident status. The bill: (1) sets forth documentation requirements for establishing DACA eligibility, and (2) repeals the denial of an unlawful alien's eligibility for higher education benefits based on state residence.

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      house Committees
      Committee on Education and Labor
      Committee on the Judiciary
      Immigration and Citizenship
    IntroducedJuly 26th, 2017
    Dreamers should have a path to citizenship. They did not choose to come to America, their parents did. We should not punish people who for all intents and purposes are the most American people. They don't get help from the government for school or even healthcare, and yet they make it work. The idea that they can just get in line and wait is insane because most Dreamers would probably be banned from the country that they have built their lives in for ten years. You can not blame children at the average age of six to be able to make the decision to come to this country and live their life. Are these kid devious masterminds that decided to cheat the system, or are they more likely hard working, taxpaying people, who were thrusted into this shitty scenario and are trying to have the right to be like everyone else. And Dreamer deserves the chance to become citizens and be apart of this counrty. They are the kind of people we want as Americans.
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    As a person of faith, I stand with the U.S. Catholic Bishops and write to express my strong support for the "Dream Act of 2017" (H.R. 3440). The young people protected by this bill are contributors to our economy, veterans of our military, academic standouts in our universities, and leaders in our parishes and communities. As Catholics, we have long supported DREAMers as we believe in protecting the dignity of every human being, especially that of our children. Among those protected by this bill are Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients, a program that has benefited over 780,000 young people. DACA has ensured that recipients are able to live their lives free of the anxiety that they could be deported at any time to a country they do not know and separated from their families. We believe immigrant youth deserve continued protection and a path to citizenship. I urge you to: • Support and co-sponsor HR. 3440 the Dream Act of 2017; and • Continue to work towards larger legislative reform of our immigration laws. The faith community stands with you in support of the DREAM Act of 2017, H.R. 3440, and vows to work with you to reform our immigration system in a humane and common-sense manner. Thank you
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    We all want a secure future for our immigrant friends and neighbors.
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    ignorant fools, illegal means its against the law
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    What is the difference between this bill and the Republican version? I want more protection from ICE for as wide a swath of young undocumented people as possible, with an easy path to citizenship.
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