Some breaking news to start off your Monday, via Florida Representative Lincoln Diaz-Balart’s press shop:
21st District of Florida
November 15, 2010 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DIAZ-BALART CALLS ON SPEAKER PELOSI TO ALLOW A VOTE ON “AMERICAN DREAM ACT”
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Lincoln Diaz-Balart (R-FL), co-author and an original sponsor of the DREAM Act, today called on Speaker Nancy Pelosi to schedule a vote on the “American DREAM Act” in the U.S. House of Representatives during the upcoming “lame-duck” session. The legislation, which Rep. Diaz-Balart has sponsored or cosponsored since 2002, would restore states’ rights to determine residency requirements for higher education benefits – giving states the option to provide in-state tuition for college. “The American Dream Act” will facilitate access to postsecondary educational opportunities for immigrant students in the United States who currently face barriers in pursuing a college education.
That’s right, key House Republicans want a vote on the common-sense DREAM Act without further delay. Since 2002, the DREAM Act has been a bipartisan measure with bipartisan support, and we are glad to see Republican leaders on the measure speaking up for its passage again today.