We really hope this passes!
Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the Dream Act, which would offer "a path to citizenship for hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants who came to the country when they were children."
Now, the bill moves on to the Senate for their vote.
Here's what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had to say about it:
"This is about a commitment to our future. It's about a recognition of what these young people can mean for our country."
Looks like the Senate vote will happen sooner than later…possibly as early as Friday morning, where they'll need a "filibuster-proof majority" of at least 60 votes.
Here's what Oakland, CA Rep. Barbara Lee had to say about it:
"It's the right thing to do for these young people. Shall we further punish these 800,000 young people with deportation or by keeping them in legal limbo, or should we allow these highly motivated youth to attend colleges and become productive members of our society? The answer should really be quite obvious."
We totally agree, Barbara!
Come on, Senate! Make it a filibuster-proof one! You can do it!
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