President Obama met privately in the Oval Office today with Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Rep. Nydia Velazquez (D-NY) and Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) whom he assuring them that he would push to help get the DREAM Act passed.
“The president made it absolutely clear to us that he would leave no stone unturned in order to accomplish an approval in the Senate of the DREAM Act," Gutierrez said from the White House driveway this afternoon. “We asked them to put the full weight and might and the full influence of the White House and his personal energy and commitment behind it.”
The DREAM Act would help undocumented students who came to the US before age 16 become legal residents after five years by completing higher education or military service.
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Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Obama Promises to Push for the DREAM Act
Obama Promises to Push for the DREAM Act; ABCNews