Is the Dream Act still in effect 2020?

Since 2001, the DREAM Act has never passed into law. But the DREAM Act’s most recent version was approved by the House of Representatives on March 18, 2021 and could go to a vote before the Senate.

Can I apply for DACA for the first time in 2021?

IMPORTANT NOTE: On July 16, 2021, a Texas judge issued a ruling partially ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. While USCIS can accept first-time applications, this decision prevents USCIS from approving or processing them.

Are DACA applications still being processed?

Unfortunately, no first time DACA applications will be processed at this time. Although USCIS will still accept applications from people applying for DACA for the first time, the court order prevents USCIS from processing or approving these applications.

Will DACA get green card?

Yes, it is possible for DACA recipients to apply for a green card if they meet the lawful entry requirement. If you’ve entered the U.S. lawfully with Advance Parole or if you first entered with a valid visa, you may meet the green card eligibility requirement.

When was the DREAM Act added to the defense bill?

In September 2007, Durbin filed to place the DREAM Act as an amendment to the 2008 Department of Defense Authorization Bill (S. 2919). In light of the criticism, Durbin tabled the amendment in favor of a rewritten DREAM Act amendment to the Defense Bill.

When was the DREAM Act of 2021 introduced?

The Dream Act of 2021 was introduced on February 4, 2021 in the Senate by Senators Dick Durbin and Lindsey Graham. The two senators introduced identical legislation in the previous two sessions of Congress.

How is the DREAM Act going to work?

Both versions of the Dream Act would provide current, former, and future undocumented high-school graduates and GED recipients a pathway to U.S. citizenship through college, work, or the armed services. The bills outline a three-step process, summarized below.

When was the last time the DREAM Act was passed?

Despite bipartisan support for each iteration of the bill, none have become law. To date, the 2010 bill came closest to full passage when it passed the House but fell just five votes short of the 60 needed to proceed in the Senate.