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What is the DREAM Act?

As of 2008, about 612,000 undocumented youth in the U.S. had earned high school diplomas or GEDs. Could the DREAM Act clear the way for these students to continue on to college?

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  • American Dream Quiz
    American Dream Quiz

    Are you a dreamer of the American dream? Test your knowledge of our nation's characteristic aspirations with this quiz. See more »

  • How do new states become part of the U.S.?
    How do new states become part of the U.S.?

    "The 51st state" is a phrase that refers to areas or countries that might become an additional U.S. state. Candidates include Puerto Rico, Guam and Washington D.C. How likely is this -- and how did the U.S. get the 50 it already has? See more »

  • How Immigration Works
    How Immigration Works

    A U.S. soldier is about to deploy to Iraq for his third tour of duty. While he's gone, his wife may be deported to Guatemala while his son is left in limbo. What's behind immigration laws? See more »

  • How Passports Work
    How Passports Work

    Are you up to date with your passport? Do you have a new e-passport yet? When you're traveling out of the country it's a must-have accessory. Read up on new laws and watch videos on new passport technology. See more »

  • How the American Dream Works
    How the American Dream Works

    It's safe to say most every American is familiar with the two magic words: "American dream." But what is this dream exactly? And how do you know if you're living it? See more »

  • How the Census Works
    How the Census Works

    The U.S. census is a huge project bent on counting every U.S. resident. Some people object to this government head count. But participating can lead to many benefits for your community. Plus, it's the law. See more »

  • Is it illegal not to have a name?
    Is it illegal not to have a name?

    If you decide to go nameless, the cops won't hunt you down and throw you in the slammer. But you may have trouble functioning in society. See more »

  • This Land Is Your Land: The Citizenship Quiz
    This Land Is Your Land: The Citizenship Quiz

    For people who never leave their native countries, citizenship is simple as pie -- you simply have to be born. But being a citizen entails a lot more than just living in a nation. Test your knowledge about what it means to be a citizen. See more »

  • What is the DREAM Act?
    What is the DREAM Act?

    As of 2008, about 612,000 undocumented youth in the U.S. had earned high school diplomas or GEDs. Could the DREAM Act clear the way for these students to continue on to college? See more »

  • Do the digits in my social security number represent anything in particular?
    Do the digits in my social security number represent anything in particular?

    Do the digits in my social security number represent anything in particular, or is it just a random number? Do they recycle social security numbers so that if someone dies, that number goes back into action? See more »

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