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Dream 2011 Language

Dream 2011 Language

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EAS11295 S.L.C.
112
TH
CONGRESS1
ST
S
ESSION
 
S.
 ll 
To authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certainalien students who are long-term United States residents and who en-tered the United States as children and for other purposes.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
 llllllllll 
Mr. D
URBIN
(for himself, Mr. R
EID
, Mr. L
EAHY
, Mr. S
CHUMER
, Mr. M
ENEN
-
DEZ
, Mr. L
EVIN
, Mr. L
IEBERMAN
, Mr. A 
KAKA 
, Mr. B
EGICH
, Mr. B
EN
-
NET
, Mr. B
INGAMAN
, Mr. B
LUMENTHAL
, Mrs. B
OXER
, Ms. C
 ANTWELL
,Mr. C
 ARDIN
, Mr. C
 ARPER
, Mr. C
OONS
, Mrs. F
EINSTEIN
, Mr. F
RANKEN
,Mrs. G
ILLIBRAND
, Mr. H
 ARKIN
, Mr. K 
ERRY
, Ms. K 
LOBUCHAR
, Mr.
OHL
, Mr. L
 AUTENBERG
, Mr. M
ERKLEY
, Ms. M
IKULSKI
, Mrs. M
URRAY
,Mr. N
ELSON
of Florida, Mr. R
EED
, Mr. S
 ANDERS
, Mr. U
DALL
of Colo-rado, and Mr. W
HITEHOUSE
) introduced the following bill; which wasread twice and referred to the Committee on
 llllllllll 
A BILL
To authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustmentof status of certain alien students who are long-termUnited States residents and who entered the UnitedStates as children and for other purposes.
 Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-
1
tives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
2
 
2
EAS11295 S.L.C.
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.
1
(a) S
HORT
T
ITLE
.—This Act may be cited as the
2
‘‘Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act
3
of 2011’’or the ‘‘DREAM Act of 2011’’.
4
(b) T
 ABLE OF
C
ONTENTS
.—The table of contents for
5
this Act is as follows:
6
Sec.1.Short title; table of contents.Sec.2.Definitions.Sec.3.Conditional permanent resident status for certain long-term residents who entered the United States as children.Sec.4.Terms of conditional permanent resident status.Sec.5.Removal of conditional basis of permanent resident status.Sec.6.Regulations.Sec.7.Penalties for false statements.Sec.8.Confidentiality of information.Sec.9.Higher education assistance.
SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS.
7
In this Act:
8
(1) I
N GENERAL
.—Except as otherwise specifi-
9
cally provided, a term used in this Act that is used
10
in the immigration laws shall have the meaning
11
given such term in the immigration laws.
12
(2) I
MMIGRATION LAWS
.—The term ‘‘immigra-
13
tion laws’’ has the meaning given such term in sec-
14
tion 101(a)(17) of the Immigration and Nationality 
15
 Act (8 U.S.C. 1101(a)(17)).
16
(3) I
NSTITUTION OF HIGHER EDUCATION
.—The
17
term ‘‘institution of higher education’’ has the
18
meaning given such term in section 102 of the High-
19
er Education Act of 1965 (20 U.S.C. 1002), except
20
 
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EAS11295 S.L.C.
that the term does not include an institution of high-
1
er education outside the United States.
2
(4) S
ECRETARY
.—Except as otherwise specifi-
3
cally provided, the term ‘‘Secretary’’ means the Sec-
4
retary of Homeland Security.
5
(5) U
NIFORMED SERVICES
.—The term ‘‘Uni-
6
formed Services’’ has the meaning given the term
7
‘‘uniformed services’’ in section 101(a) of title 10,
8
United States Code.
9
SEC. 3. CONDITIONAL PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS FOR
10
CERTAIN LONG-TERM RESIDENTS WHO EN-
11
TERED THE UNITED STATES AS CHILDREN.
12
(a) C
ONDITIONAL
B
 ASIS FOR
S
TATUS
.—Notwith-
13
standing any other provision of law, an alien shall be con-
14
sidered, at the time of obtaining the status of an alien
15
lawfully admitted for permanent residence under this sec-
16
tion, to have obtained such status on a conditional basis
17
subject to the provisions of this Act.
18
(b) R
EQUIREMENTS
.—
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(1) I
N GENERAL
.—Notwithstanding any other
20
provision of law, the Secretary may cancel removal
21
of, and adjust to the status of an alien lawfully ad-
22
mitted for permanent residence on a conditional
23
 basis, an alien who is inadmissible or deportable
24
from the United States or is in temporary protected
25

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