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  • Latest Action: Mar 26, 2009 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.

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    • This bill would give states the authority to repeal the denial of an unlawful alien’s eligibility for higher education benefits, which have been previously tied state-residency. Additionally, it allows for the adjustment from status of alien to conditional permanent resident and outlines the criteria for such an adjustment by the Secretary of Homeland Security.

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    • Federation for American Immigration Reform

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On April 04, 2009, by lil_laura_02 - Everyone living in the U.S. legal or illegal pay taxes! No one is being placed above anyone else. You earn your place with hard work! And illegals do not have access to free money for tuition. Illegals can only obtain scholarships from private organizations and have to be recognized as high achievers in order to be granted the money. Illegals cant receive government aid or loans!

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      As noted by lil_laura_02, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 04, 2009, "Everyone living in the U.S. legal or illegal pay taxes! No one is being placed above anyone else. You earn your place with hard work! And illegals do not have access to free money for tuition. Illegals can only obtain scholarships from private organizations and have to be recognized as high achievers in order to be granted the money. Illegals cant receive government aid or loans!"
    • On April 09, 2009, by jackrej - I believe that undocumented children and students should be allowed to attend college, our supreme court has already ruled that they are awarded 14th amendment rights and therefor allowed to attend public education. so what since does it made for us to allow them to graduate from high school and then not go on further?? we have already made a tax investment in their education, it costs thousands of dollars per child. it's sensless and just plain stupid to ban them from higher education. people want to talk of how they are wasteing our tax money, when we educate them. WE are wasting our own tax money by not giving them paths to legalization and opportunities for higher education. education is a human right.

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      As noted by jackrej, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 09, 2009, " I believe that undocumented children and students should be allowed to attend college, our supreme court has already ruled that they are awarded 14th amendment rights and therefor allowed to attend public education. so what since does it made for us to allow them to graduate from high school and then not go on further?? we have already made a tax investment in their education, it costs thousands of dollars per child. it's sensless and just plain stupid to ban them from higher education. people want to talk of how they are wasteing our tax money, when we educate them. WE are wasting our own tax money by not giving them paths to legalization and opportunities for higher education. education is a human right. "
    • On April 06, 2009, by StnMtnLatino - We have so many students in this country that would benefit from the DREAM Act, not just Latinos. Here are some statistics from the April 2009 issue of DiversityInc magazine: Foreign born people in the U.S. 34 million or 12%, 1 in 7 workers is foreign born, Where were immigrants born? 27% Asia - 13% Europe - 30% Mexico - 23% Latin America, New documented immigrants to the U.S. provide $407 Billion to the Social Security system over 50 years, 1.6 million Latino-owned U.S. firms provided jobs to 1.5 million employees and had annual reciepts of $222 Billion, Immigrants increases the U.S. GDP by $37 Billion, 1.1 million Asian-owned firms provided jobs to 2.2 million employees and had annual reciepts of $326 Billion, 12.5% of U.S. immigrants have master's degrees versus 8% of native-born population. So please do not be so quick to judge. Conduct some reasearch and you will see what a benefit this legislation, if passed, will prove to be. Thank you for your time.

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      As noted by StnMtnLatino, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 06, 2009, "We have so many students in this country that would benefit from the DREAM Act, not just Latinos. Here are some statistics from the April 2009 issue of DiversityInc magazine: Foreign born people in the U.S. 34 million or 12%, 1 in 7 workers is foreign born, Where were immigrants born? 27% Asia - 13% Europe - 30% Mexico - 23% Latin America, New documented immigrants to the U.S. provide $407 Billion to the Social Security system over 50 years, 1.6 million Latino-owned U.S. firms provided jobs to 1.5 million employees and had annual reciepts of $222 Billion, Immigrants increases the U.S. GDP by $37 Billion, 1.1 million Asian-owned firms provided jobs to 2.2 million employees and had annual reciepts of $326 Billion, 12.5% of U.S. immigrants have master's degrees versus 8% of native-born population. So please do not be so quick to judge. Conduct some reasearch and you will see what a benefit this legislation, if passed, will prove to be. Thank you for your time. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • DREAM Act No Longer Bipartisan - Blog - OpenCongress - May 12, 2011 by Donny Shaw - Democrats, however, said that it was clear for months that Indiana Republican wasn't going to cosponsor the bill at this time. Here are three versions of the DREAM Act from the past several years — S.729 (109th Congress), ... CLick on those and then

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      As noted by Donny Shaw on May 12, 2011, "Democrats, however, said that it was clear for months that Indiana Republican wasn't going to cosponsor the bill at this time. Here are three versions of the DREAM Act from the past several years — S.729 (109th Congress), ... CLick on those and then " (http://www.opencongress.org/articles/view/2289-DREAM-Act-No-Longer-Bipartisan)
    • S.729: A bill to validate final patent number 27-2005-0081, and ... - April 04, 2011 by opencongress.org - Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for S.729 A bill to validate final patent number 27-2005-0081, and for other purposes. ... OpenCongress is a free and open-source project of the Participatory Pol

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      As noted by opencongress.org on April 04, 2011, "Official government data, breaking news and blog coverage, public comments and user community for S.729 A bill to validate final patent number 27-2005-0081, and for other purposes. ... OpenCongress is a free and open-source project of the Participatory Pol" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s729/show)
    • Injustice for All: Obama`s Immigration Agenda - December 27, 2010 by Mathaba News Wire - Enacting S. 729: Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009, the so-called DREAM Act, won't fix it. On December 18, the Senate defeated the measure that would have: -- made eligible only high school or GED graduates ...

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      As noted by Mathaba News Wire on December 27, 2010, "Enacting S. 729: Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009, the so-called DREAM Act, won't fix it. On December 18, the Senate defeated the measure that would have: -- made eligible only high school or GED graduates ..." (http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=625592)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Injustice for All: Obama's Immigration Agenda - December 25, 2010 by The Baltimore Chronicle - Enacting S. 729: Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009, the so-called DREAM Act, won't fix it. On December 18, the Senate defeated ...

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      As noted by The Baltimore Chronicle on December 25, 2010, " Enacting S. 729: Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2009, the so-called DREAM Act, won't fix it. On December 18, the Senate defeated ... " (http://baltimorechronicle.com/2010/122610Lendman.shtml)
    • A Dallas immigration attorney's plea for the Dream Act - December 02, 2010 by Examiner.com - ... Alien Minors Act) that is currently being debated in the media and simultaneously in the halls of Congress (Senate bill S. 729 and House bill HR 1751). ...

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      As noted by Examiner.com on December 02, 2010, " ... Alien Minors Act) that is currently being debated in the media and simultaneously in the halls of Congress (Senate bill S. 729 and House bill HR 1751). ... " (http://www.examiner.com/city-buzz-in-dallas/a-dallas-immigration-attorney-s-plea-for-the-dream-act)
    • NewsHour Connect: Democrats Tighten DREAM Act in Hopes of Appealing to Republicans - December 01, 2010 by PBS NewsHour - ...by Senators Orin Hatch, R-Utah, and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the [DREAM Act](http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:S.729:) seeks to provide a path to citizenship for people brought to the United States illegally as children. On Tuesday, Senate Democrat

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      As noted by PBS NewsHour on December 01, 2010, "...by Senators Orin Hatch, R-Utah, and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the [DREAM Act](http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:S.729:) seeks to provide a path to citizenship for people brought to the United States illegally as children. On Tuesday, Senate Democrat" (http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2010/12/newshour-connect-whats-behind-the-dream-act.html)
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