All the DREAMers would be permitted to apply for lawful status in America and they would be allowed to apply for Green Cards within five years whereas the other undocumented immigrants would be required to wait for ten years to become permanent residents. Around 2 million undocumented youth living in the United States would be benefited if the Senate bill is passed as the Senate bill would permit all the eligible DREAMers to obtain Green Cards. Likewise, DREAMers who become permanent residents would immediately be permitted to apply for US citizenship. DREAMers are the young people who were smuggled into the United States when they were minors.
These DREAMers would earn permanent resident status in five years if the Senate immigration reform bill is passed and many believe that such DREAMers who become permanent residents would be permitted to sponsor their family members for lawful status in America. But that is not true and the DREAMers who become permanent residents may not be allowed to sponsor all their immediate relatives and there would be few exceptions. The bill would only permit the DREAMers to obtain Green Cards after five years as the undocumented youth, the DREAMers do not know any other place and the United States is the home for many of them. But these DREAMers may not be permitted to sponsor their family members as soon as they become legal residents and they need to become permanent residents or US citizens, in order to sponsor their immediate relatives for lawful status in America.
Likewise, if an immediate relative of a DREAMer is an undocumented immigrant and if he has obtained Registered Provisional Immigrant (RPI) status, the DREAMer cannot sponsor such a relative for lawful status even after the DREAMer becomes a citizen of the United States. The Senate bill would also eliminate the F-4 family preference category and would not permit the US citizens to sponsor their siblings. DREAMers would only be permitted to sponsor their spouses and children for lawful status after they become permanent residents. Likewise, after becoming US citizens, DREAMers would be able to sponsor their children, parents and their spouses for US Green Cards. But this may not be possible if the spouses or parents of the DREAMers are in RPI status as the people are RPI status cannot be sponsored. DREAMers cannot sponsor their parents, spouses, and children who are in RPI status even after the DREAMers become US citizens. The DREAMers would only be permitted to obtain US citizenship sooner but they are no special exceptions for them to quickly bring their immediate relatives to the United States.