U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has vowed to bring back the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM, for a vote during Congress’ lame-duck session. He spoke on Univision a few days before the election.
If approved, the act would provide a path to legalization for undocumented immigrants who meet certain criteria and complete two years of college or military service. Opponents contend it is a form of amnesty for people who have broken U.S. laws.
A version of this article appeared in the November 10, 2010 edition of Education Week as Sen. Reid Vows to Bring DREAM Act to a Vote