Equity & Diversity

U.S. Senate Holds Hearing on the DREAM Act

By Mary Ann Zehr — June 28, 2011 1 min read

Senate Democrats and members of the Obama Administration made a pitch for passage of the DREAM Act at a hearing today before the Senate judiciary committee.

According to the Associated Press, a number of students who would benefit from the act, which would provide a path to U.S. citizenship for some undocumented youths in this country, were present at the hearing.

A USA Today journalist reported that remarks by lawmakers at the hearing indicated that Democrats have a long way to go to convince Republicans to support the act.

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A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.