MIAMI (AP) -- The illegal immigrants who more than a decade ago
were just teens hoping to forge a legal path to citizenship are
vowing to make the Dream Act a campaign issue come 2012, even
though they'll likely be too old to benefit if the law ever passes.
The measure that passed in the House on Wednesday is unlikely to go anywhere in the Senate, and the House is unlikely to revisit the
issue once the new Republican leadership takes over.
The Dream Act would provide qualified people up to the age of 29
with a path to citizenship if they attend college or join the military, while mandating decades before they could petition for
Opponents have said it will hurt Americans at a time when the
nation already faces 9.8 percent unemployment.
Some also say the age cap of 29 is too old.