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H.R.5281 DREAM Act of 2010, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Dec 18, 2010 Cloture on the motion to agree to House amendment to Senate amendment numbered 3 not invoked in Senate by Yea-Nay Vote. 55 - 41. Record Vote Number: 278.

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  • Committee Assignment: House Committee on the Judiciary - Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet

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  • This bill's most-recent vote occurred on December 18, 2010, with a roll call of 55 ayes, 41 nays, and 4 not voting.

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  • 41% of users support H.R.5281

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This bill would establish a path to citizenship for some undocumented immigrants under the age of 29 who were brought to the U.S. by their parents before the age of 16 and have graduated high school or promise to serve in the military. Applicants for citizenship under the DREAM Act would have to meet certain criteria designed to prevent the bill from being exploited and to weed out applicants that have been in trouble with the law. Immigrants granted conditional citizenship under the bill, pending final status adjustment, would not be allowed to receive federal benefits like food stamps and Medicaid.

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    • The League of United Latin American Citizens

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    • National Education Association

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    • National Immigration Law Center

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    • Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

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    • American Immigration Lawyers Association

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    • National Council of La Raza

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    • Asian American Justice Center

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    • Microsoft

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    • National Immigration Forum

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    • American Jewish Committee

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    • United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

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    • Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund

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    • Center for Community Change

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    • Association of Community College Trustees

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    • Service Employees International Union

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    • Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities

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    • Latino Policy Forum

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    • Asian Law Caucus

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    • The College Board

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    Opposing Organizations

    • Federation for American Immigration Reform

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    • NumbersUSA

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    • Progressives for Immigration Reform

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On February 03, 2011, by mmitsuzono - there is a new bill called PROUD act, revision version of this bill.

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      As noted by mmitsuzono, a user on OpenCongress.org, on February 03, 2011, "there is a new bill called PROUD act, revision version of this bill. "
    • On December 22, 2010, by Cole1 - DREAM Act DID NOT PASS!!!

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    • On December 22, 2010, by Cole1 - ..The SENATE, that is.

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    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • MCRC Briefs 1/2/11 « Maricopa County Republican Committee - January 02, 2011 by Maricopa County Republican Committee - A procedural note about H.R. 5281 and the DREAM Act By Michelle Malkin http://michellemalkin.com/2010/12/20/a-procedural-note-about-h-r-5281-and-the-dream-act/. The View from Baja, AZ by Hugh Hollub More rumors and few facts regarding ...

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      As noted by Maricopa County Republican Committee on January 02, 2011, "A procedural note about H.R. 5281 and the DREAM Act By Michelle Malkin http://michellemalkin.com/2010/12/20/a-procedural-note-about-h-r-5281-and-the-dream-act/. The View from Baja, AZ by Hugh Hollub More rumors and few facts regarding ..." (http://www.maricopagop.org/2011/01/03/mcrc-briefs-1211/)
    • Should We Drop the “I” Word? - December 30, 2010 by Standing4Palin - DREAM was passed as an amendment to HR 5281 in the House and it was sent over as a “message,” which gave it privileged status so the Senate didn't have to vote on a motion to proceed (simply a cloture vote). My Senate staff source added ...

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      As noted by Standing4Palin on December 30, 2010, "DREAM was passed as an amendment to HR 5281 in the House and it was sent over as a “message,” which gave it privileged status so the Senate didn't have to vote on a motion to proceed (simply a cloture vote). My Senate staff source added ..." (http://www.standing4palin.com/2010/12/31/should-we-drop-the-i-word/)
    • 2010 Legislative Summary: Immigration Policy Overhaul - LexisNexis ... - December 26, 2010 by News & Issues - Illegal Immigrants - Democratic leaders in both chambers tried and failed to deliver on a campaign pledge to Hispanic voters to win lame-duck passage of the so-called DREAM Act (HR 5281), which would have given hundreds of thousands of adults who are ...

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      As noted by News & Issues - Illegal Immigrants on December 26, 2010, "Democratic leaders in both chambers tried and failed to deliver on a campaign pledge to Hispanic voters to win lame-duck passage of the so-called DREAM Act (HR 5281), which would have given hundreds of thousands of adults who are ..." (http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=574&topicId=25131&docId=l:1330036906&start=22)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • The Texas Independent - December 22, 2010 by The American Independent - HR 5281 (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act), which was defeated by a narrow margin, revealed a blanket waiver provision on page 5 line ...

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      As noted by The American Independent on December 22, 2010, " HR 5281 (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act), which was defeated by a narrow margin, revealed a blanket waiver provision on page 5 line ... " (http://www.americanindependent.com/162754/kleinschmidt-bill-would-repeal-texas-precursor-to-dream-act/)
    • Roll Call Report - December 22, 2010 by River Forest Leaves - A yes vote backed a bill named the DREAM Act. (HR 5281) "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal: Senators voted, 65-31, to repeal the 17-year-old "Don't Ask, ...

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      As noted by River Forest Leaves on December 22, 2010, " A yes vote backed a bill named the DREAM Act. (HR 5281) "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Repeal: Senators voted, 65-31, to repeal the 17-year-old "Don't Ask, ... " (http://www.pioneerlocal.com/riverforest/news/2976636,pioneer-press-rollcall-122310-s1.article)
    • ALIPAC Press Release Angers Dream Amnesty Sponsor - December 20, 2010 by MMD Newswire (press release) - "All we did is draw lawmakers attention to page 5 line 21 of HR 5281 where it clearly states that Homeland Security can waive all of the other requirements ...

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      As noted by MMD Newswire (press release) on December 20, 2010, " "All we did is draw lawmakers attention to page 5 line 21 of HR 5281 where it clearly states that Homeland Security can waive all of the other requirements ... " (http://www.mmdnewswire.com/dream-amnesty-sponsor-15420.html)
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