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


Mar 26, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

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


Howard Berman

Representative for California's 28th congressional district



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Last Updated: Mar 26, 2009
Length: 18 pages

About the bill

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.

Summary (CRS)

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 ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Mar 26, 2009

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1751”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


139 cosponsors (134D, 5R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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H.R. 1275 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 1, 2007

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

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 7, 2010

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