Stanford president John Hennessy and Harvard president Drew Faust have penned an op-ed in Politico calling on Congress to pass the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. The law would allow undocumented students who meet certain requirements to be allowed to obtain temporary citizen status so they can get student visas, work in the US, or join the military. The Senate will likely vote on the DREAM Act today.
Hennessy and Faust write:
The DREAM Act would throw a lifeline to thousands of promising students, part of our communities, who, through no fault of their own, face uncertain futures due to their lack of immigration status.
Read the whole op-ed here.