D.R.E.A.M. Act symposium scheduled for SMU’s Hughes-Triggs Student Center

On Thursday April 9, D.R.E.A.M. Act will host a symposium at SMU’s Hughes-Triggs Student Center. The day long symposium (8am-5pm) is called Challenges and Opportunities: Conversations about Immigration, Education, and Public Policy.

The DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors) Act was first introduced in U.S. Congress in 2001 through a bi-partisan group of Representatives and Senators. It would provide legal residency to students who came to the U.S. as children and desire to seek higher education or serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.

Since its introduction, the political environment concerning more expansive immigration policies have resulted in a stalemate regarding passage of the DREAM Act. It is estimated that each year in the U.S. about 65,000 students who graduate from high school would qualify to benefit from the DREAM Act.

The symposium will bring academics, students, educators, business leaders, promonents, policy makers, and opponents together to dialogue about the issue. Immigration expert Frank Sherry, Founder of America’s Voice -a national immigration policy and advocacy organizations- is the Keynote Speaker.

To register, email your name, school/title, email address, phone number and contact information to fsalazar@smu.edu by April 3rd. A $10 registration fee for professionals will be taken at the door. Lunch is provided.

Sponsored by Texas DREAM Act Coalition

Source – D.R.E.A.M. Act Promotional Flyer

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