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Breaking Down This Weeks HR Dream Act Vote

This week the House of Representatives passed the DREAM Act by a vote of 216 to 198. Here is how the vote broke down: continue reading »

U.S. Should Learn a Lesson from Texas, and pass the DREAM Act

The quality of Texas' future will be determined by our state's ability to educate the next generation of students. Fortunately, Texas has enacted important legislation that recognizes the contributions of all students. It's now time for Congress to follow suit. continue reading »

Gallup has released a new poll -Americans would vote for the DREAM Act by Slight Majority

Gallup posed the question to Americans in early December- Suppose that on Election Day you could vote on key issues as well as candidates. Please tell me whether you would vote for or against a law that would do each of the following. Would you vote for or against a law that would -- continue reading »

A DREAMer Profile:  The Face of the DREAM Act

With all the controversy surrounding the DREAM Act, it’s sometimes easy to forget that people’s lives and futures are at stake. For young people with a past like David Moreno's, the DREAM Act means a future full of possibility. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: DREAM Act Senate Vote Tabled Until Next Week

It has just been announced that the DREAM Act vote has been delayed. The bill has now been pushed to next week at the earliest. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called a last minute vote to hold of continue reading »

DREAM Act Vote Pending in Senate: Senate Bill S. 3992 vs HR.6497- What is the Difference?

-The Senate is scheduled to take up the DREAM Act next week. Though both chambers are voting on slightly different bills under different procedures. The House voted last night and passed H.R. 6497, while the Senate moves to a vote on whether to proceed to its own version of the DREAM Act, S. 3992. continue reading »

DREAM VOTE UPDATE:  DREAM Act’s Hope May Lie With AgJobs Bill

As hope for the DREAM Act’s passage dwindles, House leaders are now considering adding it to an agriculture jobs bill in a last-ditch effort to gather additional votes. Adding it to the AgJobs bill, which has had support from “moderate Republicans and Democrats from agriculture districts,” continue reading »

24 Hours Before DREAM Act Vote - How are the Votes Stacking Up?

Who is standing, switching, and teetering on the DREAM Act fence. Over the last decade, the DREAM Act has been in the hands of many politicians, but these days it’s tough to determine who stands where. continue reading »

Dream Act Vote TOMORROW – TODAY White House Dialing for Votes

The third phone conference sponsored by the White House just concluded just ahead of tomorrow’s highly anticipated DREAM Act vote in the House. continue reading »

Tuesday December 7th DREAM Act- Day of Action, Help Spur Congress to Vote Yes

Immigrant Youth and Faith Communities Mobilize for DREAM Act across the Country for a Day of Action. Events in 26 States Highlight Moral and Economic Imperative for Congress to Pass the DREAM Act. continue reading »

DREAM Act Brings “Hispanic Haters” Out of Hiding

There is so much negative vibe on the Dream Act that at a certain point you have to shut it off – well that is until the hate’s started attacking my beloved McDonald’s. continue reading »

Rush Limbaugh on DREAM Act – “No no no- It Isn’t Gonna Happen”

Talk show host, Rush Limbaugh, has been fielding a lot of questions lately on the DREAM Act mostly from callers who are staunchly opposed. The conservative talk show host has assured his listeners “Are you seriously concerned the DREAM Act is gonna pass?” Rest assured he states it won’t. continue reading »

On Eve of DREAM Act Vote – Everyone Being Asked to Do Their Part

DREAM Act supporters are aggressively campaigning on all fronts these last days before the DREAM Act vote goes to Congress. The bill will create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrant students if they meet certain conditions. continue reading »

Gutierrez on DREAM Act Vote This Week: “We Ran Out of Time”

U.S. Representative Luis Gutierrez announced that the House will take up the DREAM Act next week. The bill, which is an attempt to create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrant students brough continue reading »

Setting the Record Straight on Cost of DREAM Act

In a new report, the Center for Immigration Studies (CIS) paints a misleading financial portrait of the DREAM Act. The report, entitled Estimating the Impact of the DREAM Act, claims that the bill would be a burden on continue reading »

4th and Current Version of DREAM Act Narrows Eligibility

The fourth version of the DREAM Act (S. 3992) was submitted on Monday, and has many wondering how this latest version (created in an attempt to persuade Republican legislators to vote in its favor) differs from its predecessors. continue reading »

DREAM Act = Amnesty? Republicans Seem to Think So (VIDEO)

Senator Jeff Sessions of Mobile, Alabama, sounding eerily similar to Yosemite Sam, said he would not allow passage of the DREAM Act if he could help it. Senator Sessions forcefully reiterated that "[The Dream Act] continue reading »

Republicans Threaten to Block DREAM Act if Taxes Not Addressed First

A letter signed by every Republican senator sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Ried (D-Nev.) states that the GOP will block the DREAM Act in Congress’ lame-duck session until a deal on tax cuts is worked out. continue reading »

DREAMers Demonstrate at Military Recruiting Office in D.C.

Tuesday, outside a military recruiting center in Washington D.C., a group of undocumented immigrants arrived and asked to serve in the U.S. military. This display was to implore legislators to support the DREAM Act by showing that many continue reading »

UPDATE: 15 DREAMers Arrested on Day 20 of Hunger Strike

UPDATE: Monday, after refusing to leave, 15 DREAM Act demonstrators were arrested for criminal trespassing outside the offices of Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison in San Antonio, Texas. Among those arrested were a former city councilwoman continue reading »