THE DREAM ACT; Congressional Record Vol. 156, No. 161
(House of Representatives - December 08, 2010)

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                             THE DREAM ACT

  (Ms. LEE of California asked and was given permission to address the 
House for 1 minute.)
  Ms. LEE of California. Mr. Speaker, I rise today on behalf of the 
more than 800,000 young people looking to make better lives for 
themselves. I stand with these children and the DREAM Act because it's 
smart for the future of our country. But it's the right thing to do for 
these young people.
  The DREAM Act does not reward illegality. It provides the opportunity 
to achieve the American dream for a select group of students who 
deserve to realize this dream. Shall we further punish these 800,000 
young people through deportation or by keeping them in legal limbo, or 
should we allow these highly motivated youth to attend colleges and 
become productive members of our society? The answer really should be 
quite obvious.
  I support the DREAM Act because it is in, of course, our national 
interest, but it reflects the best of our American values and it is 
long overdue. I urge a ``yes'' vote.

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