Imagine Dreamers Dream (Dream Act)! You came to a country as a child and had been living there for many years. You did your schooling from there, and this is the only country you possibly know.
After so many years, you find out that you are not a registered citizen of that country and are an illegal citizen residing in that country. Your life will lose all its colors in a blink of an eye, and you will not know what to do now.
US current immigration law provides a path of citizenship to young people under 21 years of age and unmarried, based on their immediate relationship with any green card holder.
Dreamers got their name from the DREAM act. People who come under the umbrella of the DREAM act are popularly known as ‘Dreamers.’
The original version of the DREAM act was introduced in the congress by Dick Durbin and Orrin Hatch in the year 2001 but failed to become a law. Since then, many versions of the DREAM act were put forward in the congress and neither one of them became law.
This program allows people who were illegally brought to the US by their parents as a child to get a renewable extended stay for two years upon fulfilling certain conditions.
The Trump administration was never in support of continuing DACA and has made attempts to dismantle this program disregarding the fact that it would impact so many people who are DACA recipients.
This bill is the critical step in promising legal status to DREAMers, TPS holders, and individuals with Deferred Enforced Departure (DED).
American Dream and Promise Act of 2021