Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today he is planning to attach an immigration reform measure that would help undocumented students to the Defense authorization bill slated to hit the Senate floor next week, CBS News Capitol Hill producer John Nolen reports.
The Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented young people who came to the United States as minors and attended college or joined the military. Reid said a vote on the bill is long overdue.
“We are going to match our policy with our principles and finally say that in our country everyone who steps up to serve our country should be welcomed,” Reid told reporters today. “If they go into the military, serve for two years, they can get a green card. That’s what the DREAM Act is all about.”