Dec 22 2010
DREAM Act Fails in Senate; President Obama Vows to Keep Trying
President Obama met with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus yesterday, in which he and the Caucus agreed that immigration reform remains a high priority for the next legislature. Obama met with the Caucus Tuesday to work toward a new strategy to support the passing of the DREAM Act, which failed to be passed by the Senate last weekend.
The DREAM Act would have opened the door for providing young undocumented immigrants with a means to obtain permanent residency in the United States. Undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. before the age of 16, have lived here continuously for at least five years and are either in college or enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces would have been provided a path to legal status.
In the meeting, held at the Oval Office, Obama “reiterated that he will not give up on the DREAM Act,” according to the White House.