H.R. 1751 (111th): American Dream Act

Introduced:
Mar 26, 2009 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
Howard Berman
Representative for California's 28th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Mar 26, 2009
Length
18 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1275 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 01, 2007

H.R. 6497 (Related)
Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 07, 2010

 
Status

This bill was introduced on March 26, 2009, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Mar 26, 2009
Referred to Committee Mar 26, 2009
 
Full Title

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 students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
139 cosponsors (134D, 5R) (show)
Committees

House Education and the Workforce

Higher Education and Workforce Training

House Judiciary

Immigration and Border Security

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Library of Congress Summary

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3/26/2009--Introduced.
American 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.
Authorizes the Secretary of Homeland Security to cancel the removal of, and adjust to conditional permanent resident status, an alien who:
(1) entered the United States before his or her 16th birthday and has been present in the United States for at least five years immediately preceding enactment of this Act;
(2) is a person of good moral character;
(3) is not inadmissible or deportable under specified grounds of the Immigration and Nationality Act; and
(4) at the time of application, has been admitted to an institution of higher education or has earned a high school or equivalent diploma.
Sets forth the conditions for conditional permanent resident status.
Authorizes an alien who has satisfied the appropriate requirements prior to enactment of this Act to petition the Secretary for conditional permanent resident status.
Sets forth requirements respecting: (1) exclusive jurisdiction; (2) confidentiality; (3) fee prohibitions; (4) higher education assistance; and (5) a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report respecting the number of aliens adjusted under this Act.

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