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Senate to Vote on DREAM Act and 'Don't Ask Don't Tell' Repeal

December 17, 2010 - Posted by Tyler Lewis

Sen. Harry Reid, D. Nev., has scheduled votes on the DREAM Act, which would provide undocumented immigrant youth whose parents brought them to the U.S. with a path to citizenship if they pursue higher education or serve in the military, and a bill to repeal "don't ask don't tell," the current law requiring lesbian and gay servicemembers to conceal their sexual orientation or face expulsion from the military.

Both bills are top priorities for the civil and human rights community.

DREAM Act Class of 2001 - 2010 Profiles

Lost in the political firestorm that has surrounded the DREAM Act are the personal stories of the children who would be affected by this legislation. They are young men and women from all fifty states who have known and loved no other country. They have excelled academically, and strive to serve the country they love. Unfortunately, as these undocumented young people were brought to the U.S. as children, their communities cannot fully benefit from their many talents.

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