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DREAM vs. Reality: An Analysis of Potential DREAM Act Beneficiaries

Posted by Migration Policy Institute on July 8th, 2010

COVER_DREAM-Act_ThumbforWeb.jpgSlightly more than 2.1 million unauthorized immigrant youth and young adults could be eligible to apply for legal status under the DREAM Act legislation pending in Congress, though perhaps fewer than 40 percent would obtain legal status because of barriers limiting their ability to take advantage of the legislation’s educational and military service routes to legalization. This MPI analysis offers the most recent and detailed estimates of potential DREAM Act beneficiaries by age, education levels, gender, state of residence, and likelihood of gaining legalization.

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