Immigration News- Dream Act
Posted by: ScottMond Law Firm
December 09, 2010
Topic: Family Law & Immigration
Imagine, you are 16 years old and excited to finally get your driver’s license but suddenly you find out the worst! Or you have dreamed your entire life about becoming a doctor, nurse or engineer and followed good advise “just get good grades in school” and you will succeed; you do all this only to find out the roadblocks you face to a post secondary education and career are often insurmountable.
Without the Dream Act, millions of undocumented young women and men who were brought over the border illegally by their parents while they were infants or children have not been permitted to get a driver’s license or funding needed for a college education. Often parents who brought their children over illegally do not share this with their children unless it is absolutely necessary. The children enjoy a normal life in the United States believing all is well.
The Dream Act addresses this major problem and today the U.S. House of Representatives voted to pass the American Dream Act. The legislation will provide undocumented young women and men who were brought to the U.S. illegally a path to citizenship if they attend college or serve in the military.
The legislation has many different aspects and requirements, none of which are discussed here. If you have any further questions you may contact our office at [email protected] or call us at one of our offices in Virgina, D.C, or Maryland.
ScottMond Immigration Law Firm