Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Wednesday on Twitter what immigration reform advocates have been waiting to hear: The Nevada Democrat will bring the DREAM Act to the floor in the coming weeks.
“I will move the DREAM Act as a standalone bill in the lame duck. It’s good for the economy & Pentagon says good for natl security,” Reid wrote.
Reid vowed during his re-election campaign to take up the measure in the lame-duck session, and immigration reform advocates have been ramping up their calls for action on the issue ever since. Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and President Barack Obama have also thrown their support behind the bill, which would give children who are illegal immigrants a path to citizenship if they go to college or join the military.
Visitors get their first look at the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial, which opened to the public on Monday, Oct. 6, 2014. The new memorial is located off Independence Ave. SW between the Rayburn House Office Building and HHS. Buy photo here.