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The Dream Act
The Dream Act was first proposed to Congress by Dick Durbin and Orinn Hatch in 2001. This is an act which would allow current illegal immigrants a path to citizenship. Several forms of the bill have been introduced over the years. Under a 2009 revision of the act, illegal immigrants would have to prove: 1) that they arrived before they were sixteen, 2) that they have been in the U.S. for 5 consecutive years since their arrival, 3) that they are between the ages of 12 and 35 when they apply, 4) that they have graduated from a U.S. high school, obtained a GED, or gained admittance to a college or university, 5) if male, have registered with selective service, 6) be of good moral character. Once granted conditional status, qualifying people would have to participate in a program of higher learning for 2 or more years. After this, participants could apply for a green card.
A new version of the act in 2010 limited the conditional status by excluding people who 1) commited a felony, 2) will likely utilize welfare, 3) have voted unlawfully, 4) have married fraudulently, 5) have abused a student visa, 6) pose a public health risk. Under this version, those granted conditional status would be limited in their ability to sponsor family members, thus curbing larger immigration impacts. They would also be required to apply for the Dream Act within one year without a guarantee against deportation. The new version presented in 2013 could have additional possibilities or constraints.
||Syllable Stress Notes
||from Latin "gradus," step or grade
||from Latin "regesta," to record
||from Latin "limiterm," a boundary, border
||from Latin "maritare," to wed
||from Latin "sponsus," a surety, a guarantee
||from a combination of two words from Old French and Latin
||from Latin "ad" + "ripa" or "to the shore"
||from Latin "ad" + "plicare" or "to the fold," the idea of bringing things together
||from Latin "ab" + "uti" or "misuse"
||from Latin "com" + "mittere" or "to bring together"
||from Latin "ex" + "claudere" or "out" + "close"
||from Latin "ob" + "tenere" or "to hold"
||from Latin "pars" + "capere" or "part to take"
||from Latin "pre" + "esse" or "before to be"
||from Old French, "pro" + "poser" or "forth to put"
||from Latin "intro" + "ducere" or "first time to lead"
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