Regional
3:15 pm
Wed December 15, 2010

NMSU Regents Approve Resolution Supporting DREAM Act

Las Cruces – New Mexico State University's Board of Regents has approved a resolution in support of the DREAM Act.

The resolution expresses the board's support for and urges consideration and passage by the U.S. Senate of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which would grant a six-year conditional permanent residency status for students who were brought into this country before the age of 16, have been here for at least five years as of the enactment date, graduate from a U.S high school or obtain a GED credential, and meet other requirements.

Each year 65,000 DREAM eligible students graduate from American high schools, having been brought to the United States because of actions of their parents and having little to no ties to the countries from which they came.

The DREAM Act has been supported by higher education associations across the country, including the American Council on Education and the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities