Wednesday, May 11, 2011

DREAM ACT reintroduced in Senate

Common sense legislation is vital stepping stone to comprehensive immigration reform.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) and 32 cosponsors re-introduced the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act), bipartisan legislation that will benefit talented immigrant youth who attend college or serve in the military. In the House, Congressman Howard Berman (D-CA) and Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) are expected to introduce the House version this afternoon.

The DREAM Act would allow undocumented immigrant youth the opportunity to stay in the U.S. and continue their education or serve in this country’s armed forces. Denying these students access to higher education does not force them to leave our country—the only country they call home. Instead, it forces them to remain in the underground workforce, depriving America of the increased economic productivity and the tax revenues provided by a better-educated workforce.

America can’t afford to waste the contributions of young immigrant students who would, if we would let them, continue with their education or serve in the military, strengthening our nation for all of our families.”

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