December 9, 2010
Statement by HACU President and CEO on the passage of the DREAM Act by the U.S. House of Representatives
The Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities (HACU) strongly applauds the U.S. House of Representatives for its passage of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act). As an association of higher education, we join undocumented students who are eligible to benefit from the DREAM Act in commending the House on this historic vote and the bipartisan support that secured its passage.
HACU praises House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her leadership and support for the DREAM Act. The Obama Administration has also supported the legislation since its introduction in the 111th Congress. The passage of the DREAM Act will enable deserving and hard-working young people who meet stringent criteria, including either attending college or joining the military, to be granted conditional status before they are able to apply for citizenship.
HACU and the DREAM Act