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Senator Durbin Introduces DREAM Act

On 9/21/07, Senator Durbin (D-IL) introduced the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2007 or DREAM Act (S.A. 2919) as an amendment to the defense authorization bill (H.R. 1585).

The DREAM Act would facilitate access to college for immigrant students in the U.S and provide a path to permanent residence for ambitious immigrant youth who were brought to the U.S. as young children and who want to pursue higher education or military service. For more information about the DREAM Act, please read AILA's Position Paper and Talking Points.

For a list of organizations and individuals that support this amendment view the DREAM Act sign-on letter, Letter from the Hispanic Congressional Caucus, and AgJOBS and DREAM Act sign-on letter.

At this point it is unclear whether the DREAM Act will be offered this week and be voted on, but stay tuned to InfoNet for information as it unfolds.

In the meantime, please contact your senators NOW and urge them to SUPPORT the DREAM Act.

Also, tell your clients about the DREAM Act and encourage them to take action today! Copy and paste the message below into an email to all of your clients OR send them a PRE-WRITTEN EMAIL directly from your email account!!

Message for your clients:

Congress will soon vote on the DREAM Act, an important policy that will help immigrant kids achieve their dreams - You can help make the DREAM Act a reality by calling and emailing Congress! Learn more about the DREAM Act and how to take action at

Cite as AILA Doc. No. 07092169.