DREAM ACT/Deferred Action
The Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act (DREAM) is a bi-partition bill introduced to Congress in 2001 and reintroduced in 2009 by Utah (R) Senator Orion Hatch and Illinois (D) Senator Richard Durbin created to help youths brought the United States by undocumented parents as children who are now graduating from High School not only find a path to citizenship for themselves, but also be allowed to continue their education into college and beyond.
To qualify for the DREAM Act an applicant must adhere to several very strict guidelines that include the following:
-The applicant must have entered the United States prior to their 16th birthday.
-The applicant must have been in the United States for at least 5 consecutive years prior to the bill passing.
-The applicant must have graduated from High School, obtained a GED or currently be enrolled in College, a Trade School or another type of Institution for Higher Learning.
-The applicant must currently be 30 and under at the time they are applying.
-The applicant must have good moral standing (no previous or current convictions).
With all of those requirements met and The DREAM Act is passed (its currently one vote short) a person will be granted a temporary, conditional allowance to remain in the Untied States for up to 6 years provided they follow the next set of guidelines.
We Own the Dream website http://www.weownthedream.org/ & INFORMATION HOTLINE: 1-855-373-2631
The Arizona Dream Act Coalition
Office Location: 701 S. Central Ave. Phoenix, Arizona
Hotline: (480) 788-1414
Own the DREAMOwn the DREAM is a national campaign to help aspiring Americans brought to this country as children take advantage of the opportunity to apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and work permits. The campaign will join a significant number of the hundreds of thousands of DREAMers eligible for this opportunity to stay in America to complete their education and contribute to the economy.
Own the DREAM Campaign partners include: (click on the links below)
America's Voice Education Fund
American Immigration Council
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Americans for Immigrant Justice
Asian American Justice Center
Asian Pacific American Legal Center
Catholic Legal Immigration Network
Educators for Fair Consideration
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
Immigration Advocates Network
League of United Latin American Citizens
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF)
Mi Familia Vota
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (NALEO)
National Council of La Raza
National Immigration Law Center
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild
PICO National Network
Pro Bono Net
Service Employees International Union
The Arizona AFL-CIO
United We Dream
USCIS - DACA (Consideration of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Process)
USCIS - DACA (Consideración de Acción Diferida para los Llegados en la Infancia)