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The House of Representatives has passed the DREAM Act!

The House of Representatives has passed the DREAM Act! Now, in order for the Act to become law, it will need to be passed by the Senate and signed by the President. On 12/9/10, the Senate agreed to consider the House-passed version of the Act, and it is expected that Senate will take up H.R. 6497 within the next several days.

The House passed version of the Act provides that conditional nonimmigrant status may be granted to those aliens who arrived to the US at least five years prior to the Act enactment, were younger than 16 years of age on the date they entered the United States and have been a person of good moral character if such alien is younger than 30 years of age on the date of the enactment of the Act and either has been admitted to an institution of higher education in the United States or has earned a high school diploma or obtained a general education development certificate in the United States.