HIAS Exhorts Senate to Vote "Yes" on Cloture Vote

Posted on Fri, Dec 17, 2010 at 13:29 pm

(New York, NY) – HIAS, the international migration agency of the American Jewish community, strongly urges the Senate to do the right thing tomorrow by voting “yes” on the cloture vote to enable the passage of the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act in this Congress. If passed, the DREAM Act would provide a six-year path to a green card for undocumented children brought to the U.S. more than five years ago if they graduate from an American high school and continue on to college or U.S. military service.

According to Gideon Aronoff, President and CEO of HIAS: “If the Senate fails to vote 'yes' on cloture, then they have failed an entire generation of undocumented immigrants who only want to contribute to this country by becoming citizens. Failure is out of the question; it is imperative that the DREAM Act is passed in this current session of Congress.”