DREAM Act

Update November 2014:  At this time, there are no plans for a DREAM Act to legalize DREAMers.  It also does not appear that there will be Comprehensive Immigration Reform either any time soon.  Instead, eligible DREAMers of all ages can apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  This is being done through an executive action for President Barack Obama of the United States.  It does not provide any permanent legal status and you cannot travel freely outside the country, but you are able to work legally using your own valid Social Security number and you cannot be deported simply for being present illegally in the USA.



Obsolete Information below for reference purposes

For the so-called DREAMers, essentially undocumented aliens who arrived legally or illegally to the United States as children (minors), the process of legalizing to the RPI status is somewhat different than that for other immigrants.  It seems that since many of the most desirable elements of the DREAM Act have now been incorporated into the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013, there will not be a separate act of Congress as such.  As such, the following topics answer all the questions related to legalization for DREAMers:

From the latest proposals before Congress, it appears that there will not be a separate DREAM and/or ACHIEVE Act.  At this time, all illegals will be processed under one Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill, though, with different paths for legalization and citizenship depending on the conditions of entry.  The current bill calls for a faster track to green card and citizenship for the DREAMers, which will be accomplished by their completing separate USCIS forms and providing evidence proving that they entered America as children.

This is a place to get all latest news and articles related to whichever law Congress considers, whether the DREAM Act or ACHIEVE Act (being pushed by Senators Kay Baley Hutchinson, John Kyl, and Marco Rubio).  Whenever the law is signed by the President Obama, I will also provide complete details on the forms and process to get approved for W-1 visas.  Below are the links to the latest updates:

What type of documents and fees will be needed for DREAM Act application

Majority of Americans support DREAM Act

ACHIEVE Act legislation in Congress

What are W visa types

Implications of ACHIEVE Act

Should I wait for DREAM Act to pass

Will ACHIEVE Act replace DREAM Act