Democrats in the House and Senate have re-introduced the DREAM Act, which would give a path to citizenship to children who were brought into the United States illegally, if they go to college or serve in the military. The act failed last year, but Roy Beck, president of NumbersUSA, an organization that advocates reducing the number of immigrants in the country, suggests the DREAM Act could be a valuable bargaining chip if paired with a law mandating E-Verify, a system that allows employers to determine employees' eligibility to work in the United States. Beck says such a pairing would "ensure that future parents aren't able to get jobs here and put their kids in that situation."

By Mallie Jane Kim -- U.S. News and World Report

Illegal Immigration

Updated: Fri, May 13th 2011 @ 4:27pm EDT