AILA Video on Dream Act of 2017
In the latest edition of AILA Quicktake, American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Digital Media Manager, Ellie Rutledge Silver, interviews AILA Director of Government Relations Greg Chen on why the Dream Act of 2017 is important.
What is the Dream Act of 2017?
The Dream Act of 2017 ("Act"), introduced by Senators Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), will grant conditional permanent resident status for certain long-term residents who entered the United States as children, in response to a move by a group of state Attorney Generals who have threatened to sue the Trump Administration if DACA isn't ended by September 5, 2017.
Who is eligible?
The law will cancel the removal and grant lawful permanent resident status (green card) on a conditional basis to an undocumented person or DACA recipient who:
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