DREAM Act Passes 216-198

Tonight, the House passed the DREAM Act by a vote of 216-198:

The DREAM Act is common-sense legislation to give hundreds of thousands of young people who call our nation home and strive to take part in the American dream a chance. This bill affords young immigrants brought to our country without a choice the chance to earn legal status—strengthening our national security by enhancing military recruitment, and bolstering our workforce, our economy, and our global competitiveness.

Speaker Pelosi, speaking in strong support of the legislation, explained “tonight we have an opportunity to identify with the aspirations of our founders. We know if we are going to have a better future for our country it is important for us to recognize the children who are here.”:

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