GOP: DREAM act would allow criminal illegals to gain residency – Homeland Security Newswire

President Barack Obama and Democratic legislators push to pass legislation this year that would allow certain illegal immigrants to become legal U.S. residents, but Republicans are pushing back with details about the DREAM Act that have gone largely unnoticed.

The legislation would permit young people to become U.S. residents after spending two years in college or the military. It would apply to immigrants who were under 16 when they arrived in the United States, have been in the country at least five years, and have a diploma from a U.S. high school or the equivalent.

  • yah, duh. that's what immigration reform (Republican and Democrat versions) is about. It's about finding a way to sort illegal immigrants who have been here forever, (paying taxes & learning English for years with fully-acculturated American citizen children) to just come clean & become legal.

    Your article title is disingenuous. It does NOT facilitate citizenship of immigrants who have broken other U.S. laws or who are career criminals. These are economic dissidents not drug runners we are talking about.

    Quit playing right-wing politics and start helping to make this a better, safer, more fair law.