Public Interest Law

Spotlight on Immigrant Youth Advocacy

, The Legal Intelligencer

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The hundreds of young immigrant activists who traveled to Washington to press for the passage of the Dream Act during the December 2010 lame duck session embraced each other as they watched the final vote, 55 in favor to 41 opposed (four senators did not vote). Although the bill received a majority vote in the Senate, and passed the House of Representatives, it failed because 60 votes were required to move it forward.

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