Bipartisan Push for Immigration Reform
- Obama's immigration plan would expand STEM visas, fund science education, offer path to citizenship
- As Congress prepares to take on immigration, DREAM advocates are hopeful
- Colleges work to inform undocumented students about deferred action
- Documentation for the Undocumented?
- Essay on why colleges need to rally behind the Senate immigration bill
A blueprint for an eventual overhaul of the nation's immigration system, announced Monday by a bipartisan group of eight senators, would ease the path to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants and award green cards to foreign students who graduate with advanced degrees in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The plan calls for a path to citizenship for immigrants in the country illegally, and those brought to the U.S. by their parents at a young age -- would-be beneficiaries of the DREAM Act -- would face fewer hurdles. The plan also calls for increased enforcement, and stipulates those measures would need to be put in place before undocumented immigrants could receive green cards.