House Votes For DREAM Act

December 8, 2010 11:38 pm

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WASHINGTON – In a major victory for equality, the U.S. House of Representatives today voted 216-198 to pass the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act (H.R. 6497). The DREAM Act provides affordable post-secondary education and military service opportunities for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, have lived here for at least five years and have graduated from high school. The American Civil Liberties Union applauds the House for this important victory for equality and fundamental fairness.

The following can be attributed to Joanne Lin, ACLU Legislative Counsel:

“In passing the DREAM Act, the House has taken an historic step forward to help motivated, bright young people fulfill their goals and aspirations. This bill will help young people achieve their dreams and pursue a better future for themselves and for their families. We urge the Senate to join the House in passing this quintessentially American bill that stands for fairness, equality and opportunity for all.”

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