2009 Archives

SMU to host the DREAM Act symposium

April 6, 2009

Southern Methodist University will host a symposium on the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act now pending before Congress on April 9 in the Hughes-Trigg Student Center. 

The DREAM Act, first introduced in the U.S. Congress in 2001 by a bi-partisan group, would provide legal residency to students who came to the U.S. as children and desire to seek higher education or serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.  Although it has grown in support since 2001, the political environment concerning more expansive immigration policies have resulted in a stalemate.

It is estimated that each year in the U.S. about 65,000 students who would qualify for the DREAM Act's benefits graduate from high school.

Read more about the symposium or about the act.

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