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What is the main purpose of the DREAM act? The Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act is tailored to assist those individuals who have got certain demands. A professional approach of juridical authorities can help them to go to the college or get on the easiest path to obtaining citizenship which wouldn’t be possible at all without this legislation. Those individuals who actively support the DREAM act say that it is important not only for those people who actually benefit from it, but also the country as a whole. This is because the premise behind the legislation is to allow undocumented students who immigrated to the U.S. as children and have lived and been raised here all this time, to have an opportunity to make their contribution back to the country that they have stayed in for so long and apply their knowledge, education and professional skills.

The Deferred Action Program For Illegal Immigrants

The DREAM act is the Bill that was introduced to the US Congress (the Senate of the House) on March 26, in 2009. The main purpose of this legislation was to give millions of immigrant students who have graduated from High Schools a chance to receive the desired Green Card. Another idea of legislation is to give an opportunity to young immigrants who came to the United States of America before the age of sixteen and have been living in the country continuously for 5 years use benefits of the Bill.

Despite the DREAM act was proposed in 2009, it wasn’t passed right away. Even now it’s not that simple to meet all the criteria so that one can be eligible for deferred action. You need to have come to the U.S. before the age of sixteen; you must have been living in the country continuously for 5 years; you are supposed to attend school, graduate the High School or honorably be discharged from the U.S. Armed Forces. You also shouldn’t be older than 30 years old. Felonies, misdemeanors or any other crime against national security or public safety registered on your account is a valid reason to be rejected too.

In all honesty (and those ones who have already faced removal proceedings) it’s not that easy for immigrants to become eligible for consideration, as practice shows. At the Law Offices of William A. Proetta we’ve been practicing immigration law for a long time and helped thousands of clients to successfully proceed with their removal proceedings. If you’d like to learn more about immigration policy, please, don’t hesitate to pick up your phone and contact us for more detailed consultation.

Do You Need an Immigration Lawyer?

Well, it’s absolutely up to you to decide whether you need a professional legal assistance or not. However, it is common for people to feel quite overwhelmed when dealing with all the hurdles and legal paperwork that are ahead of you. You might already have been consulted by someone who’d faced removal proceedings in the past, however, if you do need qualified help, it’s always better to get connected with an attorney and ask all your questions directly. Please, contact us and see how we can help you with application process so that it moves smoothly and productively. It is our goal to give you peace of mind when working with attorneys from the Law Offices of William A. Proetta.