About

Our mission is to advocate for the timely passage of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act www.educatorsforthedreamact.org

Each year approximately 65,000 undocumented students who would benefit from the passage of the DREAM Act graduate from high school. Included among this number are dedicated learners, athletes, artists, and students who have been actively involved in their communities. These students are young individuals who have lived in the United States the majority of their lives. This is their home. The DREAM Act would provide a much needed sense of hope for undocumented students who find themselves in unique situations due to decisions made many years ago by the adults in their lives.

To qualify for the DREAM Act a student must have been brought to the United States more than 5 years ago when they were 16 years or younger, be below the age of 30, and have graduated from high school or earned a GED. Students would then be allowed to apply for a 6 year conditional legal status. During the 6 year period, the student would be required to graduate from a 2-year college, complete at least 2 years toward a 4-year degree, or enlist in the military for at least 2 years. Permanent residence would be granted at the end of the 6-year period if the student has met these requirements and has continued to maintain good moral character.

Want to learn more? Visit these sites!
www.educatorsforthedreamact.org
http://dreamactivist.org/
www.anunfinisheddream.com
http://adreamdeferred.org/
http://www.leapwa.org/dream_faqs.htm
http://undergroundundergrads.com/
http://www.nilc.org/immlawpolicy/DREAM/index.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/education/ms/usa/casestudies/dreamact/index.shtml
http://www.aascu.org/policy_matters/pdf/in-state_tuition07.pdf
http://www.seattleschools.org/area/board/050708agenda/dreamactsupport.pdf

Subscribe to the DREAM listserv!
To do so, please email Mai Huynh at huynh@nilc.org with "subscribe to DREAM listserv" in the subject line and include your contact information in the text of the email.

Want to help?
Spread the word! Tell others about the DREAM Act!

Meet with, call, or write your Senators and Representatives - visit

http://capwiz.com/aila2/dbq/officials/

for complete listing and contact info for your area.

Have staff members at your school or organization sign a group letter or resolution. See samples posted on this page.

Sign the BAMN online Petition
http://www.bamn.com/dreamactpetition.asp

1. The DREAM Act provides high school students the opportunity to pursue higher education, fully contribute to the nation, and obtain legal status