December 2010

Rights Advocates Make Final Push for DREAM Act

Labor and Civic Engagement Leaders Call DREAM Act Vote a Defining Moment in History   Washington – With a Saturday vote on the DREAM Act looming, Latino, labor and community leaders hosted a telephonic press conference today to call on senators from both parties to support the DREAM Act.  Last night, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed cloture on the bill, setting up a Saturday vote that will determine whether the DREAM Act becomes law this year, and whether thousands of bright and talented young people who grew up in America can get on a path to legal status and achieve their dreams.   Labor and advocacy organizations that mobilize Latino and new American voters are calling Saturday’s vote a defining moment in each senator’s career.

White House makes final push for DREAM Act

The Obama administration stepped up its campaign Friday, Dec. 17th, to overcome a possible Republican filibuster of the DREAM Act, a bill that would provide undocumented immigrant youth a pathway to legal status through public service.The law would enable tens of thousands of immigrant youth to attend college or enter military service as well.

Historic House Vote, Senate Strategy to Pass DREAM Act

Washington – Following the historic, bipartisan, 216-198 passage of the DREAM Act in the U.S. House of Representatives, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid set the stage for a vote on the same bill in the U.S. Senate.  On Thursday, he moved to table the Senate version of DREAM so that...

The DREAM Act Will Create Economic Opportunities and Expand U.S. Economy

Washington D.C. - There are an estimated 2.1 million undocumented children and young adults in the United States who might be eligible for legal status under the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM) Act.  Each year, tens of thousands of them graduate from primary or secondary school, often at the top of their classes.

Broad Coalition Urges Passage of DREAM Act

With comprehensive immigration appearing less and less likely during the "lame duck" session of Congress, many are pushing for passage of the DREAM Act this month as an important partial measure.