Allow low risk people to apply for permanent
•Students would be the first ones to be considered for this
•Those with only minor offenses in their criminal record.
•Those who can prove they have been productive
members of society.
•Would have to pay any fees established by the
Comprehensive immigration reform
There are four principles to the President’s common sense
•Continuing to strengthen border security.
•The president would provide law enforcement the tools needed to enhance the
infrastructure and technology that will strengthen the government’s ability to remove
criminals from the country.
•Streamlining legal migration.
•The President’s proposal provides visas to foreign entrepreneurs looking to start
businesses here, helps the most promising foreign graduate students in science and
math stay in this country after graduation, and reunites families in a timely and
•Pass background checks, pay taxes and a penalty, go to the back of the line, and learn
English. It requires everyone to play by the same rules.
•Cracking down on employers hiring undocumented workers.
•Government will give businesses the tools needed to verify their employees are here
A helpful hand
Senator Luis Gutierrez
•He was the first elected
official to sponsor a
version of the DREAM
Act in 2001
Immigration Reform for
America's Security and
Prosperity Act (2009)
A bill to create a
pathway to citizenship
immigrants and improve