09/12/10 a 12:35am
House Votes for Hopes and Dreams, Passes DREAM Act 216-198
Washington – Tonight, the House of Representatives voted 216-198 in favor of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act of 2010. Following is a statement from Frank Sharry, Executive Director of America’s Voice:
“Tonight the House of Representatives approved the DREAM Act by 216-198. This is a huge victory for high-achieving young immigrants who want to go to college and serve in the military, and for the American values of decency, compassion and opportunity. We congratulate the House for this historic vote.”
Now it’s onto the Senate. Tomorrow’s vote will be a defining vote. It’s one of those votes that will stick with each and every Senator for the rest of their career. They either stand up for young immigrants who are Americans in all but paperwork, or slam the door shut on the best and the brightest of the immigrant community. We urge them to do the smart thing and the right thing.”
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