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DREAM Act Hearings: Five Questions for Congress
Posted By Jessica Zuckerman On July 22, 2013 @ 5:55 pm In Featured | Comments Disabled
The House of Representatives will hold a hearing tomorrow on the issue of granting legal status to around 2.8 million illegal immigrants within the U.S. who were brought here as children.
The hearing, “Addressing the Immigration Status of Illegal Immigrants Brought to the United States as Children ,” will take place at 2 p.m. before the Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration and Border Security.
In June of last year, the Obama Administration announced that it would defer the removal of certain illegal immigrants for a period of two years. In doing so, President Obama essentially went around Congress to implement major elements of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act by executive action  alone.
More recently, the comprehensive immigration reform bill passed in the Senate  contains a version of the DREAM Act, which would grant legal status to those illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. when they were under the age of 16. More inclusive than similar legislation seen in the past, the bill set no upper age limit for DREAM Act recipients.
As debate now moves to the House tomorrow, here are five key questions members should be asking:
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 Addressing the Immigration Status of Illegal Immigrants Brought to the United States as Children: http://judiciary.house.gov/hearings/113th/hear_07232013.html
 by executive action: http://blog.heritage.org/2012/06/19/imperial-immigration-policy/
 bill passed in the Senate: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/06/the-senates-comprehensive-immigration-bill-top-10-concerns
 become increasingly dangerous: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2011/06/the-human-tragedy-of-illegal-immigration-greater-efforts-needed-to-combat-smuggling-and-violence#_ftn6
 4.4 million people are today waiting: http://blog.heritage.org/2013/04/18/legal-immigration-what-about-those-that-followed-the-law/
 chain migration: http://blog.heritage.org/2010/12/07/dreaming-of-amnesty/
 not become a vehicle: http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2013/07/border-security-results-act-misguided-metrics-and-a-potential-trigger-for-amnesty
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