ACHIEVE Act -- A 'Half-Baked Alternative' to the DREAM Act?

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U.S. Senators Jon Kyl, R-Ariz., and Kay Bailey Hutchison, R-Texas, on Tuesday introduced the ACHIEVE Act, an immigration bill for minors that would provide undocumented young immigrants with a W-1 visa if they meet certain requirements. Critics say the bill falls short of guaranteeing a pathway to citizenship.

Raul A. Reyes writes for NBC Latino that the ACHIEVE Act is a "an inadequate imitation" of the DREAM Act. "If Republicans are serious about immigration reform, they should dump this half-baked alternative to the real deal."

Read more about the key differences between the ACHIEVE Act and the DREAM Act.




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