Wednesday, July 17, 2013

House Leaders Say They Now Support DREAM Act, At Least in Theory

Posted By on Wed, Jul 17, 2013 at 2:00 PM

As the Senate's immigration-reform bill stalls in the House (more on that in this week's print edition), Talking Points Memo reports that House Speaker John Boehner and House Majority Leader Eric Cantor are speaking up in favor of some kind of DREAM Act legislation:

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) on Wednesday backed the principles of the DREAM Act, which provides a path to citizenship to those who were brought to the United States illegally as children.

"This is about basic fairness," he told reporters. "These children were brought here by no accord of their own, and frankly they're in a very difficult position. And I think many of our members believe that this issue needs to be address."

"It's an issue of decency, of compassion," said House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA). "Where else would these kids go?"

It's one thing to say a few sympathetic lines and another to actually craft legislation. We'll see how far a bill actually gets.

Comments (3)

Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-3 of 3

Add a comment

More by Jim Nintzel

Today | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu | Fri
Sons of Orpheus 26th Annual Gala Spring Concert

Sons of Orpheus 26th Annual Gala Spring Concert @ Grace St. Paul's Episcopal Church

Sat., April 22, 3-5 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

Staff Pick

19th Annual Puttin' on the Dog Gala

The Humane Society of Southern Arizona's largest annual fundraiser which includes silent and live auctions, live bands,… More

@ Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Sat., April 22, 5-10 p.m. 7000 N. Resort Drive.

» More Picks

Submit an Event Listing

Popular Content

© 2017 Tucson Weekly | 7225 Mona Lisa Rd. Ste. 125, Tucson AZ 85741 | (520) 797-4384 | Powered by Foundation