April 12, 2006

One of the most difficult cases that I see in my law office is children in the U.S. who are prevented from pursuing their dreams of going to college because they are undocumented. Many of these high schools student only speak English, have no memory of their home countries and have fully assimilated into U.S. culture.  Bipartisan legisation is in the works that would help these students. The legislation was introduced in the Senate in November 2005 (the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act (S. 2075)) . Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) was successful in getting the DREAM Act included in the comprehensive immigration reform bill that was passed in the Senate Judiciary Committee last month. The DREAM Act also remained in several versions of the immigration bill that were negotiated throughout last week in the Senate.  To continue to support the DREAM Act please contact your representatives and ask them to cosponsor this bill.  The U.S. Capitol Switchboard number is (202) 224-3121.

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