Brief Legislative History of the DREAM Act

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  • The DREAM Act is introduced

    The DREAM Act is introduced
    The DREAM Act or "Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act" is introduced to the Senate by Dick Durbin and Orrin Hatch. photo credit: dailykos.com
  • DREAM Act as an amendment

    DREAM Act as an amendment
    Durbin files to place the DREAM Act as an amendment to the 2008 Department of Defense Authorization Bill, but lack of detailed requirements within the bill prevents it from moving forward. photo credit: durbin.senate.gov
  • Revised DREAM Act introduced

    Revised DREAM Act introduced
    Durbin and Republican co-sponsors Charles Hagal and Richard Lugar introduce the revised DREAM Act. It did not pass due to fear that it would cause a chain reaction of pardoned unauthorized immigration. photo credit: colorlines.com
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    Revised DREAM Act is reviewed

    The revised DREAM Act is analized by the 111th Congress throughout 2010.
  • The Act is re-introduced during the 111th Congress

    The Act is re-introduced during the 111th Congress
    Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Richard Lugar (R-IN), Harry Reid (D-NV), Mel Martinez (R-FL), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Joseph Lieberman (I-CT), Ted Kennedy (D-MA) and Russ Feingold (D-WI), along with U.S. Representative Howard Berman (D-CA). photo credit: nytimes.com
    128 representatives and 39 senators co-sponsored the bill.
  • Revision is denied

    Revision is denied
    The Senate filibuster of the DREAM Act is maintained in a 56-43 vote. The bill is once again defeated. photo credit: voxxi.com
  • President Obama pledges to introduce DREAM Act

    President Barack Obama promises to introduce the DREAM Act into the House of Representatives by Nov. 29, 2010. photo credit: washingtonpost.com
  • The DREAM Act takes another hit

    The DREAM Act takes another hit
    The House of Representatives passes the DREAM Act, but the bill fails to reach the necessary 60-vote threshold. photo credit: votolatino.org
  • Senator Harry Reid reintroduces the DREAM Act to the Senate

    Senator Harry Reid reintroduces the DREAM Act to the Senate
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid reintroduces the DREAM Act to the Senate. A few previous supporters withheld their votes claiming the bill should not be granted without increased immigration enforcement. photo credit: gretawire.foxnewsinsider.com
  • President Obama enforces DREAM Act proposal

    President Obama enforces DREAM Act proposal
    President Obama announces his administration will no longer deport young illegal immigrants who match certain criteria proposed under the DREAM Act. photo credit: minnesota.publicradio.org
  • Obama administration begins the process

    Obama administration begins the process
    The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services begins accepting applications under the Obama administration's new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Thousands submit applications. photo credit: examiner.com
  • Maryland passes DREAM Act

    Maryland passes DREAM Act
    The Maryland DREAM Act is approved by state-wide ballot. photo credit: colorlines.com
  • States pass the DREAM Act

    States pass the DREAM Act
    By November 2012, 12 states pass their own versions of the DREAM Act. Most deal with issues regarding tuition prices and financial aid for state universities. States that have passed their own versions of the DREAM Act: Texas, California, Illinois, Maryland, Massachusetts, Nebraska, Kansas, New Mexico, New York, Washington, Wisconsin, Utah. photo credit: teacherweb.com