As with any piece of legislation, compromises are made, and late word that a “new” DREAM Act was submitted had me thinking: What the hell did we give up?
Until it is published, I’ve only heard from folks on the inside who tell me that the Act remains basically the same, except:
- 10 years of temporary status vs. the previous 6 years
- Specifically barring DREAMers from access to health care subsidies etc.
- Age cap is 30 vs. the previous of 35
- Removal of the language that would have not punished states for providing in-state tuition
I’ll hold my comments until I do more analysis.
THE RALLY at the Mickey Leland Federal Building in Downtown Houston is today. Join a host of organizations and smile for my camera at 3PM.