Central ohio committee moving forward toward legislation

June 11, 2010 · Print This Article

Ohio Senator, Brown responds:

Dear Mrs. Williams:

Thank you for getting in touch with me regarding the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act (S. 729).

This legislation would allow students under the age of 30 who have grown up in the United States and graduated from high school to petition the Secretary of Homeland Security for permanent residency after completing two years of military service or college. Eligible students must have entered the United States before their sixteenth birthday, lived in the United States for at least five years, be of good moral character, and have never been under a final order of deportation or removal. The DREAM Act does not provide in-state tuition to unauthorized immigrants.

The DREAM Act grants hard-working students the opportunity to further their education and their contribution to our society. In the 110th Congress, I voted in favor of ending debate on the DREAM Act, which would have enabled a final vote on the bill. However, this motion failed by a vote of 52 – 44. Should S. 729 reach the Senate floor for consideration, I will surely keep your views in mind.

Thank you again for sharing your views with me.

Sincerely,

Sherrod Brown
United States Senator

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