If the bipartisan Border Security Package was brought out last month by the Congress as part of the immigration reform, there is more to be expected in the near future. It has been announced by Harry Reid, the Senate Majority Leader that he would offer the Dream Act which has been termed as being quite controversial. This act would be presented as a modification to a major defense bill which is intended to receive vote from the Senate.
The Dream Act proposes to offer legal status millions of children born to illegal migrants in the United States. These children include those who are under of the age of 16 or came to the U.S. before they turned 16 and have lived in the nation for a minimum of 5 years. However, they have to clear the background the checks and have to either serve in the US army or must attend college. If they intend to serve in the US military, they must work for a minimum period of two years.
A form of this measure was first brought out in 2001. It was outlined to cater to the condition of immigrant children and teenagers who came to the United States unlawfully by their parents. At the same time, the US has been their only home. Most of these young children do not have any familial relations in their native countries.
If the above act is put in place, it can then be said that immigration is being viewed with a more humane approach. More so, it would be highly productive to the economy of the nation in the near future.