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S.3992 Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2010, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Dec 09, 2010 Motion to proceed to measure considered in Senate.

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on December 09, 2010, with a roll call of 59 ayes, 40 nays, and 1 not voting.

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  • 48% of users support S.3992

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill would establish a path to citizenship for some undocumented immigrants under the age of 29 who were brought to the U.S. by their parents before the age of 16 and have graduated high school or promise to serve in the military. Applicants for citizenship under the DREAM Act would have to meet certain criteria designed to prevent the bill from being exploited and to weed out applicants that have been in trouble with the law. Immigrants granted conditional citizenship under the bill, pending final status adjustment, would not be allowed to receive federal benefits like food stamps and Medicaid.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This bill would establish a path to citizenship for some undocumented immigrants under the age of 29 who were brought to the U.S. by their parents before the age of 16 and have graduated high school or promise to serve in the military. Applicants for citizenship under the DREAM Act would have to meet certain criteria designed to prevent the bill from being exploited and to weed out applicants that have been in trouble with the law. Immigrants granted conditional citizenship under the bill, pending final status adjustment, would not be allowed to receive federal benefits like food stamps and Medicaid.

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On December 08, 2010, by jprenna - "Free Ride"? You obviously know of no one in this situation. I know a young man whose parents brought him here from communist Poland when he was a 1st grader. He has grown up a New Yorker. He speaks like a New Yorker. He can't work and can't get a college loan to complete his studies. If deported, he would be a 24 year old, speaking Polish like a 1st grader. He did nothing wrong and is asking for nothing for "free".

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      As noted by jprenna, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 08, 2010, ""Free Ride"? You obviously know of no one in this situation. I know a young man whose parents brought him here from communist Poland when he was a 1st grader. He has grown up a New Yorker. He speaks like a New Yorker. He can't work and can't get a college loan to complete his studies. If deported, he would be a 24 year old, speaking Polish like a 1st grader. He did nothing wrong and is asking for nothing for "free"."
    • On December 08, 2010, by bluezook - Ten things you should know about the Dream Act: http://www.politico.com/static/PPM17...reamalert.html This bill does absolutely nothing to address the root of the problem and will provide incentive for more parents to illegally bring their children in the country. Remember the "one time" amnesty act of 1986? Do not let this pass until steps are taken to actually address the problem as opposed to the symptom.

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      As noted by bluezook, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 08, 2010, "Ten things you should know about the Dream Act: http://www.politico.com/static/PPM17...reamalert.html This bill does absolutely nothing to address the root of the problem and will provide incentive for more parents to illegally bring their children in the country. Remember the "one time" amnesty act of 1986? Do not let this pass until steps are taken to actually address the problem as opposed to the symptom."
    • On December 08, 2010, by exercise3 - I support the DREAM Act. If one is an intelligent, educated human being, I'm not certain how one can not support the DREAM Act. These are people who involuntarily hit a deadend once they graduate from high school. We're smart in that we allow them to attend grade, middle and high schools, but then we turn stupid when it comes to allowing them to get a college education or when it comes to allowing them to get a job and become tax paying individuals. If we don't pass the DREAM Act, it's like we're saying that we want them to be dependent on the US taxpayer indefinitely. Now, one might think that we need to deport all of them, but is that really the way that you want your hard earned tax dollars spent? I can say that I ABSOLUTELY do NOT want my tax dollars spent that way. That would be a ridiculous and stupid way to spend tax dollars--an absolute waste of tax dollars and of ALL the human resources involved. Get smart. Be smart. Support the DREAM Act! It's the smart thing to do.

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      As noted by exercise3, a user on OpenCongress.org, on December 08, 2010, "I support the DREAM Act. If one is an intelligent, educated human being, I'm not certain how one can not support the DREAM Act. These are people who involuntarily hit a deadend once they graduate from high school. We're smart in that we allow them to attend grade, middle and high schools, but then we turn stupid when it comes to allowing them to get a college education or when it comes to allowing them to get a job and become tax paying individuals. If we don't pass the DREAM Act, it's like we're saying that we want them to be dependent on the US taxpayer indefinitely. Now, one might think that we need to deport all of them, but is that really the way that you want your hard earned tax dollars spent? I can say that I ABSOLUTELY do NOT want my tax dollars spent that way. That would be a ridiculous and stupid way to spend tax dollars--an absolute waste of tax dollars and of ALL the human resources involved. Get smart. Be smart. Support the DREAM Act! It's the smart thing to do."

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • H.Res.38: Reducing non-security spending to fiscal year 2008 ... - January 16, 2011 by opencongress.org - This Bill currently has no wiki content. If you would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, please Login, and then select the wiki tab to create it. ..... Opposing Bill, Opposing Senator, Opposing Representative. S.3992 DREAM Act of 2010 .... OpenCong

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      As noted by opencongress.org on January 16, 2011, "This Bill currently has no wiki content. If you would like to create a wiki entry for this bill, please Login, and then select the wiki tab to create it. ..... Opposing Bill, Opposing Senator, Opposing Representative. S.3992 DREAM Act of 2010 .... OpenCong" (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-hr38/show)
    • Frum Bungles Key Immigration Facts to Justify Killing Immigration ... - December 29, 2010 by Point/Counterpoint - [S. 3992, 11/30/10]. CIS: At Least One Million Undocumented Immigrants “Will Eventually Enroll In Public Institutions … As A Result Of The Dream Act.” From a November report from the Center for Immigration Studies: ...

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      As noted by Point/Counterpoint on December 29, 2010, "[S. 3992, 11/30/10]. CIS: At Least One Million Undocumented Immigrants “Will Eventually Enroll In Public Institutions … As A Result Of The Dream Act.” From a November report from the Center for Immigration Studies: ..." (http://ynative77.wordpress.com/2010/12/30/frum-bungles-key-immigration-facts-to-justify-killing-immigration-reform/)
    • Looking Back: Immigration Reform's Journey in 2010 | Feet in 2 ... - December 27, 2010 by Feet in 2 Worlds · Immigration news ·... - Due to a threatened Republican filibuster, the Senate tables consideration of S. 3992, the Senate version of the DREAM Act, until after tax cuts have been voted on. It was a strategic move, giving Senate Democrats another few weeks to ...

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      As noted by Feet in 2 Worlds · Immigration news ·... on December 27, 2010, "Due to a threatened Republican filibuster, the Senate tables consideration of S. 3992, the Senate version of the DREAM Act, until after tax cuts have been voted on. It was a strategic move, giving Senate Democrats another few weeks to ..." (http://news.feetintwoworlds.org/2010/12/28/looking-back-immigration-reforms-journey-in-2010/)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • - December 12, 2010 by Naples Daily News - 2 about the Senate version of the DREAM Act, S. 3992, which estimated that there would be 1.1 million residents with conditional status by 2020 if the bill ...

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      As noted by Naples Daily News on December 12, 2010, " 2 about the Senate version of the DREAM Act, S. 3992, which estimated that there would be 1.1 million residents with conditional status by 2020 if the bill ... " (http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1210/46573.html)
    • - December 12, 2010 by Naples Daily News - 2 about the Senate version of the DREAM Act, S. 3992, which estimated that there would be 1.1 million residents with conditional status by 2020 if the bill ...

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      As noted by Naples Daily News on December 12, 2010, " 2 about the Senate version of the DREAM Act, S. 3992, which estimated that there would be 1.1 million residents with conditional status by 2020 if the bill ... " (http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-dream-act-20101219,0,3547044.story)
    • - December 12, 2010 by Naples Daily News - 2 about the Senate version of the DREAM Act, S. 3992, which estimated that there would be 1.1 million residents with conditional status by 2020 if the bill ...

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      As noted by Naples Daily News on December 12, 2010, " 2 about the Senate version of the DREAM Act, S. 3992, which estimated that there would be 1.1 million residents with conditional status by 2020 if the bill ... " (http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/politics/2010/12/08/dreams-dashed/)
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