Thursday, June 30, 2011

DREAM Act uphill battle




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The chances that the DREAM Act, which would permit children of illegal immigrants an opportunity to become U.S. citizens, will pass this time around is not particularly good.
In an interview for News Talk Online on the Paltalk News Network, Eleanor Palta, president of the American Immigration Lawyer’s Association, says it will be an ”uphill battle.” Even though, she says, the people who it affects are culturally no different from their peers who were born in the United States.
Palta says her hope is that with the nation’s changing demographics and as Hispanics gain greater political influence, the resistance to immigration reform in the country will subside.

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