Legislation

DREAM Act

S.952 H.R. 1842

The DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act of 2011 authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to cancel the removal of, and adjust to the status of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence on a conditional basis, an alien who: (1) entered the United States on or before his or her 15th birthday and has been present in the United States for at least five years immediately preceding this Act’s enactment, (2) is a person of good moral character, (3) is not inadmissible under specified grounds of the Immigration and Nationality Act, (4) has been admitted to an institution of higher education (IHE) in the United States or has earned a high school diploma or general education development certificate in the United States, and (5) was age 32 or younger on the date of this Act’s enactment.

Senate

Status Update

05/11/2011
Introduced in the Senate
05/11/2011
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S2884-2886)
05/11/2011
Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text of measure as introduced: CR S2886-2889)
06/28/2011
Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security. Hearings held.
06/28/2011
Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions

House

Status Update

05/11/2011
Introduced in the House
05/11/2011
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committees on Education and the Workforce, and Homeland Security, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
05/11/2011
Referred to House Judiciary
05/11/2011
Referred to House Education and the Workforce
05/11/2011
Referred to House Homeland Security
05/20/2011
Referred to the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training
05/25/2011
Referred to the Subcommittee on Border and Maritime Security
06/01/2011
Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration Policy and Enforcement