Homeland Security Chief Supports DREAM Act
By Mariela Rosario | 12/03/2010 - 10:29 |
Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano told reporters during a conference call from Washington D.C that immigration enforcement efforts would be helped greatly if congress passed the DREAM act.
Her remarks were aimed squarely at Republican leaders who have voiced opposition to the bill. Some conservative legislators see the DREAM act as an amnesty bill, but Napolitano stressed the fact that if passed, the legislation would be in keeping with current priorities.
"The DREAM Act would take out of the calculus those young people who really . . . are not responsible, of their own will, for being in the country,'' Napolitano concluded.
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