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Yesterday, in a 216-198 vote, the House passed the DREAM Act, a measure that lays out a path to citizenship for young adults who were brought to the United States illegally as children, and who graduate from high school with the commitment to attend college or join the military. Today, the Senate took a procedural vote that temporarily delayed action on the measure in order to build more support for its consideration in the coming week.
A House vote on the DREAM Act is expected tomorrow morning. Call 866-967-6018 now to be connected to your Representative.
In a "Constitutionalism: Congress" course I am taking this semester we have been asked to analyze a major piece of legislation which passed after 1970. Greatly disappointed by the recent efforts to bring the DREAM Act up for debate in the Senate as an ammendent to the Defense Authorization Act, I decided to look into immigration bills. The cause of undocumented students is one tha
There is a big vote on the floor of the Senate TODAY: the Defense Authorization Bill. This bill includes the DREAM Act, which recognizes the incredible value that young immigrants have in our country and their right to citizenship, as well as a long-overdue repeal of the military's Don't Ask Don't Tell policy.
Undocumented youth have been fighting for the passage of the Federal DREAM Act since 2001.