Of course, DREAMers will need to meet some requirements in order to apply for a green card:
- Maintain continuous presence for five years.
- Pay taxes to the IRS.
- Work in the United States regularly. This is going to be the most difficult one to qualify because the unemployment situation in the United States will only get worse in the future. It is not clear how much of an employment gap will be acceptable. It is understood that women can choose to be housewives only if someone can guarantee that they have the income to support them (immigrants unable to work or find anyone unable to provide financial guarantee for them will simply be deported). It must also be emphasized that the job has to be in the United States. So pretty much like the green card holders, RPI status holders cannot seek jobs in other countries.
- Knowledge of Civics and English. While it maybe easy for many DREAMers, some of them will need to put extra effort in meeting this requirement. That might include going back to school.
- Pay a $1,000 penalty, in addition to application fee for permanent resident.