S. 1291 (107th): Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act

Aug 01, 2001 (107th Congress, 2001–2002)
Died (Reported by Committee)
Orrin Hatch
Senator from Utah
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Last Updated
Jun 20, 2002
22 pages

This bill was introduced on June 20, 2002, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Aug 01, 2001
Referred to Committee Aug 01, 2001
Reported by Committee Jun 20, 2002
Full Title

A bill to amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to permit States to determine State residency for higher education purposes and to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien college-bound students who are long term United States residents.


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18 cosponsors (12D, 6R) (show)

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6/20/2002--Reported to Senate amended.
Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act or the DREAM Act - Amends the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to repeal the denial of an unlawful alien's eligibility for higher education benefits based on State residence unless a U.S. national is similarly eligible without regard to such State residence.
Section 3 -
Authorizes the Attorney General to cancel the removal of, and adjust to permanent resident status, an alien who:
(1) has attained the age of 12 prior to enactment of this Act;
(2) files an application before reaching the age of 21;
(3) has earned a high school or equivalent diploma;
(4) has been physically present in the United States for at least five years immediately preceding the date of enactment of this Act (with certain exceptions);
(5) is a person of good moral character; and
(6) is not inadmissible or deportable under specified criminal or security grounds of the Immigration and Nationality Act.Authorizes the Attorney General to take similar steps with respect to an alien who:
(1) would have met such requirements during the four-year period immediately preceding the enactment of this Act; and
(2) is enrolled in, or has graduated from, an institution of higher education.Directs the Attorney General to establish a procedure permitting an alien to apply for cancellation and adjustment without being placed in removal proceedings (in addition to cancellation and adjustment availability in removal proceedings).
Provides for:
(1) expedited application processing without additional fees; and
(2) confidentiality of applicant information.Prohibits the removal of an alien who has not yet received a high school diploma or equivalent but has a reasonable opportunity of meeting the requirements under this Act. Permits such an alien to work.
Section 4 -
Directs the Attorney General to report annually on the number, status, and disposition of applications under this Act.

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