Friday, December 3, 2010

Dream Act Now

This week one of my students at the CUNY SPS immigration law program made the below comment on the website.  I encourage anyone interested in the Dream Act to contact their congressional representive; it's critical to the passage of this act: 

Late last night, Majority Leader Reid (D-NV) filed a new version of the DREAM Act (S. 3992) with the aim of attracting broader support for DREAM to get the requisite 60 votes to pass the Senate. With the filing of this new bill, the anticipated date for bringing DREAM to a vote will be delayed. The earliest Reid could file a cloture motion on the new bill would be this coming Thursday. After waiting out the requisite 30 hours post-cloture, it could "ripen" over the weekend, and effectively come up for a vote on Monday at the earliest. The new version addresses many of the concerns raised by Republicans and tightens the restrictions on eligibility in several respects. BUT, in order for this to happen, we must keep the pressure on Members of Congress. It's more important than ever that you take action TODAY by writing and calling your member of Congress and urging them to support this common-sense and urgently needed immigration measure.

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