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New Yorkers Show Support for New Immigration Act

By Offices of Musa-Obregon & Associates  Jul. 23, 2012 10:20a

People from New York and across the United States gathered recently in support of the Development, Relief and Education of Alien Minors Act (also called the "DREAM Act"). The purpose of the DREAM Act is to allow certain qualified individuals to attend college or enlist in the military in the U.S. It would provide an alternate path to citizenship for undocumented minors that fulfill the requirements. Hundreds of New Yorkers joined forces in a statewide movement, the "Immigrant's Day of Action in Albany", to get the attention of law makers. While there are many issues that those involved in the movement wish to bring attention to, the DREAM Act is at the forefront. Proponents of the act feel it would provide a win-win situation for both the U.S. and those who qualify for it. The New York Immigration Coalition stated, "We stand united in the belief that undocumented youth represent the greatest source of untapped potential in our state. [This] legislation will open the door for future doctors, lawyers, engineers and teachers to make valuable economic and social contributions to our state." Do you need help obtaining a student visa or have another immigration or citizenship matter? Contact a New York City immigration attorney as soon as possible to find out about your options.

Who would qualify for the DREAM Act?

If the DREAM Act were to pass as it stands now, there are certain qualifications that an individual must meet in order to benefit from it. In summary, he or she has to have entered the U.S. when they were 15 or younger and have lived here for a minimum of 5 years, must be between 12 and 35 years old at time of application, must be eligible for higher education at a college or university and be of good moral character.

New York City Immigration Lawyer

If you have questions or issues concerning your child's future in the U.S. or have an immigration matter of your own, an immigration attorney at our New York City firm may be able to help. We have over 50 years combined experience helping clients obtain their immigration and citizenship goals. A lawyer with us at the law offices of Musa-Obregon & Associates is 100% dedicated to doing everything possible to get the legal resolution our clients need. Schedule an initial consultation today!

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