DREAM ACT and ACHIEVE ACT Comparison

The Assisting Children and Helping them Improve their Educational Value for Employment (ACHIEVE) Act (S. 3639) was introduced by Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), John Kyl (R-AZ), and John McCain (R-AZ) on November 27, 2012. The ACHIEVE Act is the Republican alternative to the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) … Continue reading

Maryland Passes ‘Dream Act’ Law

As the Washington Post reported, Maryland voters have approved the “Dream Act” law. About a dozen other states have laws or policies that echo Maryland’s version. But the outcome of Question 4 set a precedent. No other state has approved such a law through a popular vote. Under the law, … Continue reading

The American Immigration Lawyers Association on the Obama Administration’s New Policy Practice

The American Immigration Lawyers Association released the statement below in response to the Obama Administration’s announcements earlier this afternoon regarding prosecutorial discretion in the deportation of undocumented immigrant youth. AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 12061552 (posted Jun. 15, 2012) On June 15, 2012 the Department of Homeland Security formally announced that … Continue reading