Brent Finnegan -- September 22nd, 2010
The DREAM Act, the bill that would grant a path to permanent residency for many children of unauthorized immigrants, was effectively killed in the Senate Tuesday. The Washington Post reports:
Republicans used a procedural vote to block the bill. Immigration advocates accused Republicans of sacrificing the well-being of thousands of young people to cater to nativist sentiment.
The bill was included as an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act. The DREAM Act was introduced and tabled in 2007, and re-introduced in 2009. It may be re-introduced again. Some advocates want it to be re-introduced as a stand-alone bill this year.
We have previously written about Harrisonburg connections to the DREAM Act several times on hburgnews.