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  • Chairman Tim Kaine’s Statement on the DREAM Act

    The DREAM Act is a commonsense bill that has the backing of leaders from both sides of the aisle as well as the support of the President, the Defense Department, and the Secretaries of Homeland Security and Education. It is a bill that would strengthen the American military and economy by offering legal status to young undocumented immigrants who are willing to serve in the U.S. military or pursue higher education in order to get right with the law.

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  • DNC Chairman Tim Kaine's Statement on Republican Filibuster of Legislation Including the DREAM Act

    "Senate Republicans’ filibuster of the Defense Authorization Act is a cynical act – one that not only puts our national security at risk but also closes the door of opportunity for countless innocent young people, all so that Republicans can score political points. The Dream Act would quite simply give young people – people who have been raised to love America as their own country – the opportunity to earn American citizenship by serving in our armed forces or pursuing a higher education."

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