As per the information, the Dream Act is expected to provide help to needy immigrants wanting to study higher education in the US.
Increased help for college-bound undocumented immigrants in the US—The US Dream Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act) is being supported by several political leaders and parties in New York.
It is being largely felt by such leaders that the bill must throw open paths for offering scholarships to undocumented immigrants for paying college fee.
The US Dream Act would provide an opportunity for helping thousands of young immigrants in the US wanting to realize the American dream.
Giving details about the legislation, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said making investments in these aspiring students is, in fact, an integral investment in the future of the nation.
So, offering financial assistance to needy undocumented immigrants for enabling them to realize their educational aims is the need of the hour, he affirmed.
Many others who have expressed similar concerns include Republicans as well as Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo.
By agreeing to help undocumented immigrants pursue college studies, New York will join California, Texas and New Mexico in providing financial assistance to such immigrants.
US Dream Act—eligibility criteria—As per the US Dream Act, children of undocumented immigrants are eligible for in-state tuition provided they have attended any high school(in-state) for a minimum of four years.
Will passing the US Dream Act help the US?—Well, the US Dream Act will prove to be a big boon for the US economy itself. How? It will lead to generation of nearly 1.4 million jobs by the year 2030 if the US offers US citizenship to nearly 2.1 million undocumented immigrants eligible under the US Dream Act. And the economy will get nearly $329 billion.
It may be worth notable here that since the year 2002, undocumented immigrants in New York had been enjoying lower in-state tuition fee at various public colleges. So, the new proposal will work towards offering undocumented immigrants wanting to pursue college studies financial aid from federal funds along with an opportunity for young undocumented immigrants to become US citizens.