Friday, September 24, 2010
Dream Act Dies in U.S. Senate
VOAVideo: Dream Act Dies in U.S. Senate
The Dream Act (short for Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) addresses the plight of some 2 million illegal immigrants brought to the United States as children by their undocumented parents. The provision would allow them to earn their green cards if they maintain "good moral character," graduate from high school and complete two years of college or serve in the military. The legislation is supported by the U.S. military and the president, but it won't be moving forward for now. VOA's Laurel Bowman has more.