What’s the DREAM Act?
it would provide an opportunity for certainimmigrant students to adjust their status to that of alegal permanent resident on a conditional basis for ten years based on the following requirements:
Immigrant students must have enteredthe U.S. before age 16 and must not be older than 30 years old.
Students must have been accepted for admission into a two- or four-year institution of higher education or have earned a high school diploma or ageneral educational development (GED)certificate at the time of application for relief.
Long-term U.S. residence.
Students mustreside in the U.S. when the law is enacted. Inaddition, those eligible must have lived in theU.S. for at least 5 years preceding the date of enactment.
Good moral character.
Immigrant studentsmust demonstrate good moral character, adefined term in immigrant law. In general,students must have no criminal record.
Earned a degree from an institution of higher education (two- or four-year institution).OR
Served in the U.S. Armed Forces for at leasttwo years.(*Information based on the latest 2010 FederalDREAM Act version)
“The future belongs tothose who believe in the beauty of their dreams”
Eleanor RooseveltThe formation of Standing Together As oNeDream, formerly known as Espiritu de NuestroFuturo, began in November 18, 2006 when agroup of 5 people—amongst where CSUSMstudents—attended the CSU Dominguez Hill's2nd AB-540 Conference. In addition to thisevent, a CSUSM student who attended the AB-540 Conference, was present on the CA DreamNetwork Retreat which occurred on Dec 15-17,2006.It was at these two events that members learnedthat there were other AB-540 support groups indifferent CSUs, UCs, and Community Collegecampuses throughout California.Thus, the idea of starting a new support groupwas developed at CSUSM.The organization was then established andnamed after its sister Chapter at CSUDH andofficially recognized on spring 2007.The name then changed to Standing Together As oNe Dream on fall 2010 due to theorganization’s values of being more inclusiveand supportive towards the different backgrounds in the community.In the year of 2010, a high school chapter of STAND began in San Marcos High School bytwo high school students (Maria and Emma),which was made possible by their initiative andcommitment to the organization’s mission.
History of S.T.A.N.D.