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Latino Daily News

Tuesday December 7, 2010

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. 

Proponents of the DREAM Act legislation have decided to present the bill as early as tomorrow morning in the House where it has a better chance of passing.  The Senate vote requires 60 yes votes that don’t appear to be there.

Under Secretary of Defense Dr. Clifford Stanley and the Director of Intergovernmental Affairs Cecilia Munoz hosted today’s phone conference.

Critics are wondering where President Obama’s face time on this bill is – he has not spent much time publicly praising or promoting the legislation.  Nonetheless this is the third phone conference sponsored by his Administration in less than a week.  The legislation would provide a path to citizenship for young immigrants students if they meet certain criteria