Legal Research

DREAM Act History

DREAM stands for "Development, Relief, and Education for A***n Minors," the terminology used in a bill first introduced in 2001. Various versions of the bill proposed to provide in-state college tuition rates for undocumented young people who had been brought to the U.S. as children, protect them from deportation, and provide them a route to legal residency.

While several versions of this act (or similar acts) have been introduced in Congress, none have passed. 

Selected DREAM-related bills are listed below; this is not a comprehensive list.