US Visa Dream Act could become a reality

- Posted in America by Visa Bureauon 30 November 2010

Thousands of students, calling themselves “undocumented and unafraid,” have led a campaign of advocacy under the threat of arrest and deportation, with marches, fastings, and staged sit-ins as well as by telling their stories via Twitter and Facebook.

Nancy Pelosi the house speaker and Harry Reid the Democratic senate leader will collect remaining Democratic members to pass the Dream Act, which provides a six- year conditional path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US by their parents before they were 16 years of age.

In order to qualify, a migrant without a US Visa or other documentation has either to obtain a college degree or serve two years in the military.

Legislators returned to work on Monday after a recess for the Thanksgiving holiday, and work to shore up support for the legislation has continued in earnest before the end of the session.
Representatives and senators elected or re-elected in the mid-term elections just finished will not take office until January 2011. 

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