Thursday, September 20, 2007

DREAM Act Update: NumbersUSA thinks that a vote on the DREAM Act may occur sometime next week. It also posts a text of the latest version of the act (SA2919), which has a few changes: it sets the maximum age to gain a path to citizenship from this act to 30 and also does not include the former in-state tuition language. However, this 30-year age limit may only go so far:
[Section 3303 1](F) the alien is under 30 years of age on the date of the enactment of this Act.
(2) WAIVER.--Notwithstanding paragraph (1), the Secretary of Homeland Security
may waive the ground of ineligibility under section 212(a)(6)(E) of the Immigration and
Nationality Act and the ground of deportability under paragraph (1)(E) of section 237(a)
of that Act for humanitarian purposes or family unity or when it is otherwise in the public
So there can be exceptions to this measure it seems....

Also, Sen. Cornyn (R-TX) does not support this act being attached to the DoD bill--but that he wants to see the details before he offers a final decision (or so it seems).