The House of Representatives and the Senate are once again considering the DREAM Act. Under that law, thousands of foreign nationals who were brought into the U.S. as children and either study or join the military can obtain legal status.
There are differences between the two versions of the law which must still be negotiated. Click through to the analysis of AILA. However, because of the wide appeal of this bill, it is expected to become law soon. Supporters include the military and the universities. In fact, even Janet Napolitano, the head of the Department of Homeland Security, wants to see the bill become a law as soon as possible. Read the New York Times story here.