Cantwell Co-Sponsors Immigration Relief Legislation

By:  Kevin Uretsky, kapptv.com
Source: KAPP-TV

Senator Maria Cantwell has co-sponsored a bill aimed at provide immigration relief to undocumented students brought to the country as children.

The DREAM Act of 2011 would provide undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children with a pathway to legal residency, provided they are long-term U.S. residents, have good moral character, and attend college or have enlisted in the military.

Cantwell co-sponsored the original DREAM Act in 2001. The most recent legislation passed the House on December 8, 2010, in a bipartisan 216 to 198 vote, but it failed by a 55-41 vote to pass the Senate on December 18, 2010.