GOP Kills DREAM Act
The Republican Party continues playing obstructionist politics with important issues, pandering to the nativist right wing base by blocking the DREAM Act.
The so-called Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act would have affected immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children under the age of 16 and have lived in the country for at least five years. Other requirements include graduating from high-school or obtaining a General Education Development diploma and demonstrating “good moral character.”
Even then, only a six-year conditional status would be awarded.