The U.S. Senate’s blockage of the DREAM Act late last year keeps people like Mendoza in legal limbo
U.S. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren ’70 spoke in front of a large crowd in Tresidder yesterday evening. Lofgren discussed her recent efforts to pass the DREAM Act through Congress and the challenges that the bill may face going forward.
As I wrote about in this week’s column, the DREAM Act is being pushed for a vote these few days in Congress. Harry Reid has been floating different versions of the bill in the Senate, hoping to get it passed during the lame duck session before Republicans take over the House in January. …
The DREAM Act (Senate Bill 729 and House Bill 1751) could come up for a vote as early as Thursday. If passed, the act would allow undocumented college students and young people serving in the military who were brought to the U.S. before the age of 16 to apply for temporary legal status with the potential for U.S. citizenship.
Today, Melean is just one member of Stanford’s diverse Latino community, which blends a social atmosphere with activism on campus to create a forum where members can explore their shared history, argue for political points important to them and build connections to other groups at the University.