Blumenthal Pushes For DREAM Act Passage With CT Immigration Advocates

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Sen. Blumenthal pushed for an broad immigration overhaul Monday, joining Conn. immigration advocates at the Center for Lation Progress the week after both President Obama a a bipartisan \”Gang of 8\” in the Senate offered proposals on the same topic.

\"Blumenthal\"The country is currently home to more than 11 million undocumented immigrants, and Blumenthal said in a press release the reform agenda \”must include a pathway to citizenship for immigrants who qualify, particularly our DREAMers.\”

The DREAM (Development, Relief, and Education For Alien Minors) Act, which was first introduced in 2001, would provide a path to citizenship for undocumented students who come to the country at a young age if they attend college or serve in the military. Though Connecticut has enacted a state-level DREAM Act that qualifies eligible individuals for in-state tuition to attend colleges and universities, federal action is necessary for them to obtain citizenship.

Earned citizenship for DREAM Act-eligible students is one of several proposals to reform the immigration system suggested by Obama and the Senate. Blumenthal voiced his support for that measure in particular.

\”The DREAM Act deserves passage now. I will continue to speak on the Senate floor, bringing photographs of Connecticut DREAMers, until meaningful reform is enacted for these students,” he said in a statement.


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One thought on “Blumenthal Pushes For DREAM Act Passage With CT Immigration Advocates

  1. Sam

    This is really intersting. Before this new immagration plan these people were called “illegal” immagrants now they are calling them undocumented. By them being here and not coming thru the normal process of our immagration system how can can our government be sure “some” of these people werent criminals that escaped to our country. How can you even really do a background check on them. This is just amazing, this is basically the same political force that wants to take away the rights of “law abiding” citizens again “law abiding” citizens to own certain guns and magazine clips, but yet they want to give citizenship to people who entered this country “ilegally”. These people broke the law by crossing our borders “illegally” but are now going to be rewarded for that. Kind of a slap in the face to the the many generations of people that went thru the “legal” process to enter our country legally. I guess when a political party is looking for more voters to shore up their agendas the word “illegal” takes on a different status.

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