Thursday, December 2, 2010

Sen. LiMieux is Against the DREAM Act

IMMIGRATION - Miami Herald

Students rally at senator's office

Dozens of students turned up at the Miami-Dade and Orlando offices of Sen. George LeMieux urging him to vote for the DREAM Act.

Students, some undocumented, turned up Wednesday at the Miami and Orlando offices of Florida Republican Sen. George LeMieux to keep up pressure on him to vote for the DREAM Act, which would legalize hundreds of thousands of foreign students brought here illegally by their parents when they were children.

In Doral, about 15 students lined up in front of LeMieux's office holding symbolic immigration petitions for legal status and signs in favor of the DREAM Act. Two of the students, Stephanie Wall of Colombia and Vanessa Núñez of Venezuela, stepped forward and before TV cameras identified themselves as undocumented foreign youths hoping for passage of the bill.

Though LeMieux on Tuesday indicated he likely will vote against the DREAM Act, the students said they want to hear a definitive statement from the senator on how he intends to vote. LeMieux voted against the bill in September when it came up as an amendment to a defense spending to complete article

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