After meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus on Tuesday afternoon, the White House released a statement expressing Pres. Obama's desire for passage of the DREAM Act before the 111th Congress adjourns at the end of the year. The President also urged passage of a mass amnesty bill, but didn't provide a timeline.
According to the White House's readout of today's meeting...
The President and the CHC leaders believe that, before adjourning, Congress should approve the DREAM Act.
Pres. Obama met with Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and Reps. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) and Nydia Velazquez (D-N.Y.).
The DREAM Act would offer an amnesty to illegal aliens who attend college or serve in the military, but would open the door for massive legal immigration through Chain Migration and encourage future incentives for more illegal immigration.
Click here to read the complete White House statement.
Updated: Tue, Nov 16th 2010 @ 9:07pm EST