Republicans Rally Around Softer DREAM Act
Posted at 9:30 a.m. on Nov. 19, 2012
“Republican senators are working on a Dream Act-style bill called the ACHIEVE Act to give legal status to some undocumented young people,” Huffington Post reports.
“The ACHIEVE Act would allow some undocumented immigrants to attend college or serve in the military under a W-1 visa… They could then apply for another four-year visa to work or do further studies, and then apply for permanent residence without welfare benefits.”
“The bill being floated would apply to undocumented immigrants who came to the United States before the age of 14 as long as they are under the age of 28, if they have no college degree. If they are college-educated, the age limit is 32… The Dream Act, by contrast, would allow immigrants to apply so long as they came before the age of 16 and are currently under the age of 30.”