DREAM Act

12/08/2010
House Roll Call No. 625
111th Congress, 2nd Session

Passed: 216-198 (see complete tally)
On December 8, 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed, by a vote of 216-198, the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act (H.R. 5281). Among other provisions, the DREAM Act represents an important step forward for fundamental fairness in access to public higher education for all high school graduates, regardless of immigration status. The undocumented students who stand to benefit from the DREAM Act are talented high achievers who overcame the odds to graduate from high school and secure admission to a public university. At least 10 states have enacted in-state tuition equality laws. The ACLU and several affiliates have lobbied for adoption of such laws and helped to successfully defend them against legal challenges in Kansas and California.


Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 625
Votes For : 216
Votes Against : 198
Not Voting : 20

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