DREAM Act Updates – June 24, 2011

HNBA TO SUBMIT TESTIMONY AT U.S. SENATE HEARING

Sign the HNBA DREAM Petition TODAY!
In time for the upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on DREAM.

Let’s reiterate our message to the U.S. Senate that the DREAM Act needs to pass.  Click here to add your voice by June 27th to our national petition in support of immediate passage of the DREAM Act!

SENATOR RICHARD DURBIN (D-IL), 2011 HNBA CAPITAL AWARDS HONOREE, HAS ANNOUNCED THE FIRST-EVER SENATE HEARING ON THE DREAM ACT

[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced today that he will chair the first-ever Senate hearing on the DREAM Act next 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.

Who:                           Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin (D-IL)

What:                         First-Ever Senate Hearing on the DREAM Act

Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees and Border Security

When:                        Tuesday, June 28th, 2011   10:00am ET

Where:                      Room 226

Dirksen Senate Office Building

Washington, DC