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Will the Dream Act also benefit undocumented immigrants who have overstayed their visas?

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There is no such law as the 'DREAM" Act. It was never passed.

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In order to benefit under the dream act bill, if it passes you must meet the following requirements:
a) Must have entered the US before the age of 16;
b) must have been present in the US for at least 5 consecutive years prior to the enactment of the bill
c) Must have graduated from a US high school, GED or have been accepted to a higher education institution;
d) must be between the ages of 12-35 at the time of application; and
e) must have good moral character.

The law as it has been proposed does not state the manner of entry just who will benefit as long as they meet the requirements, once the law passes. If you meet all the requirements then you have a chance. Here is a link so that you can obtain information on the dream act.

Good luck,

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The proposed bill didn't specify a manner of entry as a prerequisite.

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It will.

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Yes. You can apply for DACA right now as long as you meet the other criteria set forth by USCIS in the summer of 2012.

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There is no Dream Act.

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There is no Dream Act, it has never been passed as a aw. You may be referring to Deferred Action for Certain Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA, which is a program implemented last year by the president. Your post lacks sufficient information to determine whether the person is eligible for DACA. Consult with an attorney in your area for an in depth analysis and recommendations