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Senate Hearing on the DREAM Act

Children of Immigrants

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Date/Time
06/28/2011
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Location
Dirksen Senate Office Building

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Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) will chair the first-ever Senate hearing on the DREAM Act Tuesday, June 28th, at 10:00 am ET. The hearing will be in room 226, of the Dirksen Senate Office Building.

“I’ve been working on the DREAM Act for over ten years,” Durbin said. “In that time, it’s been reported out of committee by a large bipartisan margin, passed the House of Representatives, and received a bipartisan majority vote in the Senate, only to fall because of a filibuster. I’ll convene the first-ever Senate hearing on this bill next week to discuss how the DREAM Act will make our country stronger by giving undocumented students a chance to earn legal status if they came here as children, are long-term U.S. residents, have good moral character, and complete two years of college or military service in good standing.”

Durbin will chair the hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security. The hearing will be webcast live at www.judiciary.senate.gov.

Witnesses will be announced at a later date.