The DREAM Amendment is expected to be offered by Sen. Richard Durbin (D) this week. DREAM would allow thousands of undocumented aliens who: (1) entered the US before the age of 16, (2) lived in the country for at least five years, and (3) graduated from High School to legalize their status. Over the next two years, the applicants would have to spend at least two years in college or in the US military to be eligible for a green card.
Most of these young adults came to the US with their parents and had no choice in the matter. The amendment is expected to pass the Senate. Beyond that, let’s hope the DREAM doesn’t become a nightmare for those who came here through no fault of their own at a young age, made it through High School, are willing to attend college or join the military and in many cases, know no other country than the US.
Please call you Senators and urge them to support the DREAM amendment.