Tag Archive for DREAM Act

Where does Mitt Romney Stand on Immigration Policy?

News of Mitt Romney’s evasiveness and lack of political courage is spreading. Over the last few days, Mitt Romney has refused to tell the American people where he stands on critical issues ranging from the DREAM Act to job creation, taxes and deficit reduction. It’s clear that Romney either fundamentally misunderstands these policy issues or lacks the political courage to tell the American people what he’d do if elected.

Obama Delivers Hope to Dreamers

The Washington Post reports today that President Obama and his administration will stop deporting younger undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children and have since led law-abiding lives.  These undocumented immigrants will also receive work permits to legally work in the United States.  There are strings attached, but this decision is the most advanced executive…

Senate Delays Dream Act Vote

While the U.S. Senate was supposed to vote on the Dream Act today, the vote has been postponned until a vote can be talen on the controversial tax cut compromise worked out between the GOP and President Obama.  The Dream Act, which passed the House yesterday, grant legal status to undocumented students brought to this country by…

Purity Has Its Place

President Obama surprised some and disappointed others with the tax deal he cut. Ideological purists are up in arms, saying he capitulated yet again. Pragmatists are impressed that he hoodwinked Republicans. One could argue that both perspectives are true.

Dream Act Passes the House

  The Dream Act, legislation designed to give undocumented residents an easier path to citizenship, narrowly passed in the House of Representatives tonight.  The legislation moves on to the Senate where Senate Majority leader Harry Reid will push for passage. From the LA Times story: The House passed the bill 216 to 198. The Senate…

White House Pushes DREAM Act Passage

Congress is preparing to vote on the DREAM Act in the coming days, so we thought it would be good to lay out what it means for our nation. The DREAM Act is common-sense legislation drafted by both Republicans and Democrats that would give students who grew up in the United States a chance to contribute to our country’s well-being by serving in the U.S. armed forces or pursuing a higher education. It’s good for our economy, our security, and our nation. That’s why the DREAM Act has long enjoyed bipartisan support.