Eva Longoria, America Ferrera and Luis Castillo Want DREAM Act Passed
ColorLines is reporting that actresses Eva Longoria and America Ferrera, New York Mets second baseman Luis Castillo, Miami Sound Machine's Emilio Estefan and New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson all want the DREAM Act passed. In a joint letter signed and sent by the National Council of La Raza and other Latino politicians and business leaders, they told Senate leaders to pass the act, which will allow undocumented youths who have lived in the country for at least five years and graduated from high school a chance to gain citizenship after a 13-year probationary period if they commit to at least two years of higher education or military service. Julianne Hing reports that the letter stated, "America cannot afford to lose another generation of young people who stand to contribute to its economic and social prosperity. ... The beneficiaries of the DREAM Act are our future teachers, nurses and engineers. … The Latino community is counting on Congress to come together and show its support for the future of these young people and the nation." While the bill has some bipartisan support, it is expected to be contested on the Senate floor. You think?
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