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PLEASE MAKE CALLS TO CONGRESS, URGING THEM TO VOTE FOR THE DREAM ACT.   HERE ARE THE KEY 866 PHONE NUMBERS TO CALL.  There is a good chance that the Senate and the House will be voting on the DREAM Act this week.  So now is the critical time to call.   

 

NOTE: From Mark: These phone numbers are part of the campaign to win the DREAM Act.  Your call is counted even if it does not go through.  After I made the call from my cell phone, I received a text message from the campaign, thanking me for calling. 

 

If you are calling in English

Senate English:                                 866-996-5161                    

 House English:                                 866-967-6018

GOP Targets English:                       866-587-6101                  

 

If you are calling in Spanish

Senate Spanish:                                866-961-4293    

GOP Targets Spanish:                      866-956 3902


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IMMIGRATION POLICY CENTER

THE DREAM ACT OF 2007

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

OCTOBER 2007

What is the DREAM Act?

The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act), first introduced in 2001, is bipartisan legislation that provides qualified undocumented students the opportunity to secure legal permanent status. Those eligible students would only receive permanent status if, over a number of years, they successfully complete several requirements outlined below.

Why do we need the DREAM Act?

Unless they were born in the United States, children generally gain their immigration status from their parents. If their parents are undocumented or in immigration limbo, these children have no mechanism to obtain legal residency. These young people were brought to the US by their parents, many have spent the majority of their lives in the U.S. and consider themselves to be Americans. Like their U.S.-born peers, they dream of pursuing a higher education, but they are unable to do so because of the enormous barriers created by their lack of legal status. The DREAM Act would provide an avenue for these young people to acquire legal status and pursue a college degree. Providing a path for these motivated students to enhance their education, excel in their chosen field, and fully integrate in the US is a "win-win" for not only these students but society in general.

Who benefits from the DREAM Act? What are its requirements?

Under current U.S. law, young people who were brought to the U.S. without documentation have no legal status even if they have spent most of their lives in the U.S. The DREAM Act would allow qualified young people to adjust their status to that of a conditional permanent resident if they have:

• Entered the U.S. before the age of 16

• Been physically present in the U.S. for a continuous period of not less than 5 years immediately preceding the date of enactment

• Earned a high-school diploma or its equivalent

• Been a person of good moral character

• No criminal record and are not a danger to national security

Additionally, to have the conditional basis of their permanent resident status lifted, students would have to satisfy one of the following requirements within 6 years of being granted conditional status:

• Earn a 2-year degree from a U.S. institution of higher education or complete at least 2 years of a bachelor’s degree program; or

• Serve in the U.S. Armed Forces for at least 2 years, and, if discharged, receive an honorable discharge.

How many undocumented students would the DREAM Act impact?

The population eligible to qualify for the DREAM act is finite. It is limited to those who were brought here as children and who have been in the U.S. for 5 years before the bill is enacted. In the

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Immigration: Voinovich is a key vote on DREAM Act

Published: Sunday, December 05, 2010, 4:02 AM

 

In the coming days, the U.S. Senate will take a crucial vote that has the potential to affect the lives and futures of thousands of undocumented students across the country. The DREAM Act would give young people who were brought here as children and infants the chance to correct their status -- people like Bernard Pastor from Reading, Ohio, who was brought here from Guatemala when he was 3 years old to escape religious persecution because of his father's practice as a Pentecostal minister.

A star student and athlete, instead of embracing the hope of a bright future, Bernard is in jail and faces deportation to a country he does not know, all because of his lack of proper documentation.

Sen. George Voinovich holds the key to saving Bernard's future, and that of so many others. A key vote on the DREAM Act, Voinovich has the ability move beyond the partisan wrangling in Washington and bring the dream home for so many young people who have grown up American, and who wish only to fulfill their future in this country.

 

Hugo Urizar, Westlake

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Call Senator George Voinovich and ask him to support the DREAM Act.

Senate English:  866-996-5161                    


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