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S. 952 - DREAM Act of 2011

Immigration. 112th Congress (2011-2012) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

DREAM Act of 2011

S. 952 — 112th Congress (2011–2012)

Summary
A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2011
  • DREAM Act of 2011
Sponsor
Richard J. Durbin
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Immigration
  • Administrative law and regulatory procedures
  • Administrative remedies
  • Citizenship and naturalization
  • Department of Homeland Security
  • Elementary and secondary education
  • Foreign labor
  • Higher education
  • Immigration status and procedures
  • Military personnel and dependents
  • Student aid and college costs
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced5/11/2011
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/11/2011
5/11/2011Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
5/11/2011Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
6/28/2011Committee on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security . Hearings held.
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

42 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
DREAM Act of 2011

42 organizations supported this bill

American Civil Liberties Union
ACLU (2012, May 11). Bill Would Help Promote Fairness And Equality In Access To Higher Education, Says ACLU. Retrieved October 10, 2012, from ACLU.
American Immigration Lawyers Association
National Immigration Law Center (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
Americans for Immigrant Justice
AIJ (2012, April 17). Action Alert: Save the DREAM. Retrieved October 11, 2012, from Americans for Immigrant Justice.
Amnesty International
AUSA (2012). Welcome to the DREAM Act Toolkit!. Retrieved October 10, 2012, from Amnesty USA.
Asian Americans Advancing Justice
National Immigration Law Center (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
Association of Community College Trustees
Bumphus, Walter G. & J. Noah Brown (2011, June 28). AACC Letter to Senators Durbin and Cornyn. Retrieved October 10, 2012, from ACCT.
Campus Progress
National Immigration Law Center (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
Center for American Progress
Center for American Progress (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
DRM Capitol Group
Hispanic National Bar Association (2012, July 9). HNBA National Campaign for Passage of the DREAM Act. Retrieved November 12, 2012, from Hispanic National Bar Association.
El Pueblo
EP (n.d.). Support the DREAM Act. Retrieved October 11, 2012, from El Pueblo.
First Focus Campaign for Children
First Focus (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
Friends Committee on National Legislation
FCNL (2011, October 20). Immigration Bills You Should Know About for the 112th Congress. Retrieved October 10, 2012, from FCNL.
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society
Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
Hispanic National Bar Association
Hispanic National Bar Association (2012, July 9). HNBA National Campaign for Passage of the DREAM Act. Retrieved November 12, 2012, from Hispanic National Bar Association.
Immigrant Legal Resource Center
The Immigrant Legal Resource Center (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
Indiana Conference of the United Methodist Church
INMUC (2012). United Methodist churches joined in DREAM Sunday . Retrieved October 10, 2012, from INUMC.
LatinoJustice PRLDEF
Hispanic National Bar Association (2012, July 9). HNBA National Campaign for Passage of the DREAM Act. Retrieved November 12, 2012, from Hispanic National Bar Association.
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
The Leadership Conference (2012, May 13). Civil Rights Groups Applaud Reintroduction of DREAM Act to Senate. Retrieved October 10, 2012, from The Leadership Conference.
League of United Latin American Citizens
Hispanic National Bar Association (2012, July 9). HNBA National Campaign for Passage of the DREAM Act. Retrieved November 12, 2012, from Hispanic National Bar Association.
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service
Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
Metro Organizations For People
Metro Organizations for People (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Hispanic National Bar Association (2012, July 9). HNBA National Campaign for Passage of the DREAM Act. Retrieved November 12, 2012, from Hispanic National Bar Association.
NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Oaks, Ursula (2012, January 0). The DREAM Act: Myths and Facts. Retrieved October 10, 2012, from NAFSA.
National Association for College Admission Counseling
NACA (n.d.). The DREAM Act. Retrieved October 11, 2012, from NACA.
National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities
NAICU (2011, June 28). NAICU Submits Statement for Upcoming Senate DREAM Act Hearing. Retrieved October 11, 2012, from NAICU.
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials Educational Fund
National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
National Association of Social Workers
NASW (2012). NASW. Retrieved October 10, 2012, from NASW.
National Council of La Raza
National Council of La Raza (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
National Education Association
NEA (2012). Legislative Action Center. Retrieved October 10, 2012, from NEA.
National Immigration Law Center
The National Immigration Law Center (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
National Korean American Service & Education Consortium
The National Korean American Service & Education Consortium (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health
National Latina Institution for Reproductive Health (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
National Latino / A Law Student Association
Hispanic National Bar Association (2012, July 9). HNBA National Campaign for Passage of the DREAM Act. Retrieved November 12, 2012, from Hispanic National Bar Association.
People For the American Way
People for the American Way (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
PICO National Network
PICO National Network (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Religious Action Center (2012). Give Immigrant Students the Chance to DREAM. Retrieved October 10, 2012, from RAC.
Rural Women's Health Project
RWHP (2012, April 18). Action Alert – Save the DREAM. Retrieved October 11, 2012, from RWHP.
Service Employees International Union
Service Employees International Union (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.
United We Dream
United We DREAM (2011, May 0). Statements from 35 Organizations upon DREAM Act's Reintroduction. Retrieved November 14, 2012, from National Immigration Law Center.

2 organizations opposed this bill

Federation for American Immigration Reform
Stein, Dan (2012, May 1). Hearing on S. 952, the DREAM Act of 2011. Retrieved October 10, 2012, from FAIR US.
Heritage Foundation
Lacey, Drew (2012, June 30). A Reoccurring DREAM: Congress Continues to Push Toward Amnesty. Retrieved October 11, 2012, from The Heritage Foundation.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 112th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2007 – December 31, 2012.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$4,000$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$126,200$76,833
Kelly AyotteRNH$28,300$132,411
John BarrassoRWY$27,950$39,800
Max BaucusDMT$245,013$0
Mark BegichDAK$463,077$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$595,585$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$11,300$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$240,200$0
Roy BluntRMO$74,100$215,186
John BoozmanRAR$32,700$80,095
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,254,342$0
Scott P. BrownRMA$278,755$753,293
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,160,421$0
Richard BurrRNC$31,725$66,500
Maria CantwellDWA$260,580$0
Ben CardinDMD$224,200$0
Tom CarperDDE$58,766$0
Bob CaseyDPA$340,945$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$71,118$525,998
Daniel CoatsRIN$18,050$94,000
Tom CoburnROK$5,150$134,943
William Thad CochranRMS$18,850$16,700
Susan M. CollinsRME$97,487$153,283
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$12,300$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$139,876$0
Bob CorkerRTN$85,700$56,930
John CornynRTX$70,350$417,472
Mike CrapoRID$14,130$200
Jim DeMintRSC$10,950$371,920
Dick DurbinDIL$453,786$0
Mike EnziRWY$14,500$8,250
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$174,773$1,000
Al FrankenDMN$1,499,533$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,198,800$-400
Lindsey GrahamRSC$49,583$39,000
Chuck GrassleyRIA$37,600$59,800
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,985,280$0
Tom HarkinDIA$310,656$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$83,100$20,500
Dean HellerRNV$34,008$150,937
John HoevenRND$20,550$21,900
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$10,050$91,400
Jim InhofeROK$14,820$157,925
Dan InouyeDHI$84,950$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$36,350$31,750
Mike JohannsRNE$6,100$69,396
Ron JohnsonRWI$10,176$215,403
Tim JohnsonDSD$370,336$0
John F. KerryDMA$432,270$0
Mark KirkRIL$191,920$365,025
Amy KlobucharDMN$219,258$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$3,000$-5,000
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$418,323$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$464,825$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$160,800$0
Mike LeeRUT$15,849$48,796
Carl LevinDMI$371,718$0
Joe LiebermanICT$-1,200$0
Dick LugarRIN$74,406$15,300
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$139,529$0
John McCainRAZ$70,975$220,423
Claire McCaskillDMO$696,727$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$142,825$490,408
Bob MenéndezDNJ$228,599$1,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$785,376$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$134,124$0
Jerry MoranRKS$28,500$31,150
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$39,150$7,650
Patty MurrayDWA$527,651$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$47,650$1,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$292,312$0
Rand PaulRKY$50,325$297,385
Rob PortmanROH$56,030$203,981
Mark L. PryorDAR$115,400$500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$136,675$0
Harry ReidDNV$563,534$4,600
Jim RischRID$4,850$231,309
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$18,050$175,199
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$197,950$0
Marco RubioRFL$81,133$808,176
Bernie SandersIVT$386,744$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$346,292$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$34,100$93,870
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$778,523$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$44,550$5,700
Olympia J. SnoweRME$56,167$19,050
Debbie StabenowDMI$331,541$0
Jon TesterDMT$476,716$0
John ThuneRSD$40,185$385,992
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$125,507$1,169,148
Mark UdallDCO$859,466$0
Tom UdallDNM$708,741$0
David VitterRLA$23,080$262,375
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,485,302$0
Jim WebbDVA$28,650$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$180,323$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$47,000$125,275
Ron WydenDOR$133,250$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$4,000$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$126,200$76,833
Kelly AyotteRNH$28,300$132,411
John BarrassoRWY$27,950$39,800
Max BaucusDMT$245,013$0
Mark BegichDAK$463,077$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$595,585$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$11,300$0
Richard BlumenthalDCT$240,200$0
Roy BluntRMO$74,100$215,186
John BoozmanRAR$32,700$80,095
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,254,342$0
Scott P. BrownRMA$278,755$753,293
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,160,421$0
Richard BurrRNC$31,725$66,500
Maria CantwellDWA$260,580$0
Ben CardinDMD$224,200$0
Tom CarperDDE$58,766$0
Bob CaseyDPA$340,945$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$71,118$525,998
Daniel CoatsRIN$18,050$94,000
Tom CoburnROK$5,150$134,943
William Thad CochranRMS$18,850$16,700
Susan M. CollinsRME$97,487$153,283
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$12,300$0
Christopher A. CoonsDDE$139,876$0
Bob CorkerRTN$85,700$56,930
John CornynRTX$70,350$417,472
Mike CrapoRID$14,130$200
Jim DeMintRSC$10,950$371,920
Dick DurbinDIL$453,786$0
Mike EnziRWY$14,500$8,250
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$174,773$1,000
Al FrankenDMN$1,499,533$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$1,198,800$-400
Lindsey GrahamRSC$49,583$39,000
Chuck GrassleyRIA$37,600$59,800
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,985,280$0
Tom HarkinDIA$310,656$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$83,100$20,500
Dean HellerRNV$34,008$150,937
John HoevenRND$20,550$21,900
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$10,050$91,400
Jim InhofeROK$14,820$157,925
Dan InouyeDHI$84,950$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$36,350$31,750
Mike JohannsRNE$6,100$69,396
Ron JohnsonRWI$10,176$215,403
Tim JohnsonDSD$370,336$0
John F. KerryDMA$432,270$0
Mark KirkRIL$191,920$365,025
Amy KlobucharDMN$219,258$0
Herb KohlDWI$0$0
Jon KylRAZ$3,000$-5,000
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$418,323$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$464,825$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$160,800$0
Mike LeeRUT$15,849$48,796
Carl LevinDMI$371,718$0
Joe LiebermanICT$-1,200$0
Dick LugarRIN$74,406$15,300
Joe Manchin, IIIDWV$139,529$0
John McCainRAZ$70,975$220,423
Claire McCaskillDMO$696,727$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$142,825$490,408
Bob MenéndezDNJ$228,599$1,000
Jeff MerkleyDOR$785,376$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$134,124$0
Jerry MoranRKS$28,500$31,150
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$39,150$7,650
Patty MurrayDWA$527,651$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$47,650$1,000
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$292,312$0
Rand PaulRKY$50,325$297,385
Rob PortmanROH$56,030$203,981
Mark L. PryorDAR$115,400$500
John "Jack" ReedDRI$136,675$0
Harry ReidDNV$563,534$4,600
Jim RischRID$4,850$231,309
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$18,050$175,199
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$197,950$0
Marco RubioRFL$81,133$808,176
Bernie SandersIVT$386,744$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$346,292$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$34,100$93,870
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$778,523$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$44,550$5,700
Olympia J. SnoweRME$56,167$19,050
Debbie StabenowDMI$331,541$0
Jon TesterDMT$476,716$0
John ThuneRSD$40,185$385,992
Patrick J. ToomeyRPA$125,507$1,169,148
Mark UdallDCO$859,466$0
Tom UdallDNM$708,741$0
David VitterRLA$23,080$262,375
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,485,302$0
Jim WebbDVA$28,650$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$180,323$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$47,000$125,275
Ron WydenDOR$133,250$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Democratic/Liberal$11,571,318
Schools & colleges$6,736,272
Abortion policy/Pro-Choice$2,011,442
Teachers unions$1,026,450
Minority/Ethnic Groups$893,441
Children's rights$577,967
Education$504,660
Health & welfare policy$449,450
Commercial service unions$424,550
Welfare & Social Work$373,065
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$354,158
Technical, business and vocational schools & svcs$230,069
Human Rights$38,900
Immigration Rights Policy$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Republican/Conservative$8,960,737
Border Control Policy$0
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