Federal Relations

Alternative to Dream Act Introduced

As the Los Angeles Times is reporting, three republican senators introduced an alternative version of the Dream Act on Tuesday that would give legal status for young immigrants brought to the US unlawfully as children.  The effort, called the Achieve Act and launched by retiring senators Jon Kyl (R-AZ) and Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX) and supported by Arizona senator John McCain, appears to be a push to take some of the heat off of republicans on immigration.  But senate democrats, in an effort to hold their feet to the fire, won’t let the bill come to a vote during the lame duck session.

Read more at the Los Angeles Times.