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2Abstract Immigration status greatly impacts the lives of some undocumented youths in the US. Being characterized as illegal can destroy dreams and block ambitions of numerous youths. These young people live in fear of being deported back o their countries anytime. Efforts are being made by the United States government to address such challenges. The government enacted two Acts that would help these undocumented aliens below 35 years of age. The Acts include; the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors commonly referred to as the DREAM Act and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The paper; outlines, discusses, evaluates and compares the two immigration reform Acts and their impact on the young immigrants or those born in the US. These aliens commonly known as DREAMers seek partial or full citizenship, a subsidized school fee.
3IntroductionThe number of unauthorized immigrants to the United States has increased significantly over the last decade. The unauthorized immigrants faced a lot more economic challenges than thedocumented immigrants and U.S citizens. These immigrants cannot acquire driving licenses, cannot work legally and are at a risk of deportation from the US. Immigrant parents come with young children or deliver them on American soil. Most of these immigrant children are likely to attend American public schools. Over 60000 of undocumented children graduate from high schools in the United States. These children are at a high risk of deportation according to the US immigration regulation Act. First of all, undocumented students are those children living and studying in the United States of America but are not US citizens. Dreamers, as they are called these days, is a term derived from DREAM Act to describe those youths who have lived in the United States from a very young age.1The Congress saw the need of enacting a defer bill that would revive the dream of the young undocumented children who have lived and studied in the United States. The desires of these alien children are always cut out by the US deportation procedures. In 2010 the Congress came up with a bill named the Development Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act that would enable the undocumented children to defer deportation and continue staying in the United States over a given period. The Act targeted youths aged 35 years and below who had no criminal record, should have stayed in the country for at least five years and who had been brought to the country when under sixteen years of age. The Act did not, however, pass the 1. Smith, J.P. Immigrants, and the Labor Market (J. Labor Econ, 2006. 24 (2)), 33.
4Congress House as some members were against some aspects included in the Act. It remains as significant legislation that may be signed into law by the president.

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