Dream Act Offers Path to Citizenship
POSTED: Wednesday, December 8, 2010 - 11:00am
UPDATED: Wednesday, December 15, 2010 - 3:00pm
WASHINGTON D.C. - A bill that would grant citizenship eligibility to up to two million young illegal immigrants could be voted on in both the U.S. House and Senate today.
Under the Dream Act, citizenship could only be granted if the illegal immigrant goes to college or serves in the military.
The Dream Act is a first step in a long-running, politically charged fight between those who want to give illegal immigrants a path to citizenship and those who don't.
Some republicans say the bill would provide amnesty to lawbreakers and argue that securing the nation's borders should come first.
The white house has touted the bill as a measure that will strengthen the nation's military and its economy.
Dream is an acronym for development, relief and education for alien minors act.