The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act ("DREAM Act") is a proposed piece of federal legislation that would grant conditional permanent resident status for a six year period to undocumented students nationwide upon completion of high school or the equivalent. To be eligible, students must demonstrate good moral character, have arrived in the U.S. as children, and have been in the country continuously for at least five years prior to the bill's enactment.
As members of one of the leading institutions of higher learning, we must come together to support the DREAM Act. Every year, 65,000 students graduate from high school with little means of attending college. If passed, the DREAM Act could enable these 65,000 of our extremely talented friends, classmates, and family members to strive for the education they worked so hard for. This petition is therefore a call to President Levin to publicly recognize the dream of students both in and outside of Yale's campus by signing on in support of the DREAM Act. Let's act on this dream!