Church supports DREAM Act

“The Dreamers,” children brought to the United States by their undocumented parents before the age of 16 gained the support of The United Methodist Church with the passing of a petition urging the U.S. Congress to adopt the DREAM Act.

The law would provide for these children, who have lived most their lives in this country, access to educational opportunities and full participation in the life of the only nation they have known, and identify with, the United States.

The Act would require such students to complete a college degree or two years of military service in order to be granted temporary residency and then be eligible to apply for US citizenship.

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