Dream Act

[ dreem akt ]
/ ˈdrim ˌækt /


Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act: proposed legislation intended to provide a path to lawful permanent residency for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as minors, contingent upon their submission to background and medical checks and their fulfillment of educational requirements.
Also DREAM Act.

Origin of Dream Act

First recorded in 2000–05; backronym for D(evelopment,) R(elief, and) E(ducation for) A(lien) M(inors) Act
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