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Democrats disappointed with Obama on immigration

Published: May 9, 2012 5:00 pm

"It’s been two years since the Senate voted on the Dream Act. The measure would give undocumented college students brought to the U.S. as children a pathway to citizenship.

The Dream Act died, failing to muster enough votes to overcome a filibuster. Democratic Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard of Los Angeles says Obama could have used his bully pulpit to push the issue, such as pressuring Congress about “let’s have a hearing on that bill,” or letting Congress know that “if that bill were to pass that he was ready to sign it.” 

Roybal-Allard and other members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus have tried another tactic: get the President to sign an executive order to protect those who would qualify for the Dream Act from being deported. So far: no action from the White House. "

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