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The DREAM Act

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The DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) was an American law introduced in 2001 meant to give residency to undocumented immigrants who:

  1. Migrated to the US when they were under the age of 16
  2. Lived in the US for 5 years
  3. Graduated from a US high school
  4. Demonstrates good moral character
  5. Passed criminal background checks.

Why were opponents mainly against the act?

A

It might encourage more undocumented immigrations to migrate to the US.

B

It would cost \$1.4 trillion.

C

It would make the US less competitive in the global economy.

D

It would keep undocumented immigrants who committed crimes in the US.

E

It would primarily benefit the migrants' home country through remittances.