Unauthorized Childhood Arrivals: Legislative Activity in the 115th Congress [March 22, 2018] [open pdf - 763KB]
"Unauthorized childhood arrivals is a general term used to describe foreign nationals who as children were brought to live in the United States by their parents or other adults. Sometimes referred to as Dreamers, they represent a subset of the larger unauthorized alien population in the United States. Many observers view them more sympathetically than other unauthorized aliens because they do not consider them responsible for their unlawful status, and they support establishing a process for them to obtain legal immigration status. Others, however, argue that unauthorized childhood arrivals should not be afforded any special treatment under the immigration system."
CRS Report for Congress, R45139