- President Obama unveiled his plan for comprehensive immigration reform Tuesday in Las Vegas, just one day after a group of eight senators announced their own plan, and there are similarities as well as implications for higher education.
- Mimicking the DREAM Act, the Obama proposal expedited citizenship to undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children who are either in college or serve in the military for at least two years.
- Additionally, the plan proposes automatically granting a green card upon graduation to immigrants graduating from "qualified U.S. universities" with advanced STEM degrees.
From the article:
President Obama called for comprehensive immigration reform in a Las Vegas speech Tuesday afternoon, including several provisions that could affect American colleges and their students and graduates. The president's proposed framework for immigration reform joins a Senate proposal that a bipartisan group of eight senators announced Monday. ...