“How Far We’ve Come” – Video

Undocumented Students are in the middle of a tough fight of their lives and just 60 votes away from passing the DREAM Act.

They expect the Senate to vote on DREAM Act this week.  Their votes will show the commitment of each Senator to strengthen the nation and support the immigrant community.

They launched a new video that shows how far they’ve come and what you can do to help them get 60 votes in the Senate. It’s 2 minutes long.

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What is the DREAM Act:

The DREAM Act is supported by a broad coalition of education, labor, civil rights and religious leaders from across the political spectrum and around the country.

As you know, the DREAM Act would provide immigration relief to a select group of students who arrived in the U.S. when they were 16 or under, have lived in the U.S. for at least five years, have good moral character, are not inadmissible or removable under a number of specified grounds, have graduated from high school or obtained a GED, and attend college or serve in the military for two years.

Background:

  • November 8th. House passed DREAM Act (HR 5281 216 to 198 with 8 Republicans voting for it) on Wednesday November 8, 2010.
  • April 21st: Senators send Bipartisan Letter to DHS Secretary-Janet Napolitano asking her to halt deportation of DREAM Act Students who attend college or serve in the military for two years.

“Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Senator Richard Lugar (R-IN) sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today, asking her to halt deportations of immigrant students who could earn legal status under legislation they have introduced called the DREAM Act (S.729).”

Read the Letter

“Smart immigration policy balances strong enforcement practices with common-sense, practical solutions to complicated issues.”

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