December 8th, 2010
09:09 PM ET
12 years ago

BREAKING: House passes DREAM Act

(CNN)- The U.S. House on Wednesday passed a hotly debated measure that would create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants who came to the United States as children.

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  1. Alan

    What a Shame and Scam that the final days of this Congress are not spent on securing a future for the citizens of this country but instead for those who chose to illegally enter it.

    This is a Fire-Aim-Ready (backwards Government) which should organize it's priorities along those NOT of the media but of it's citizens, NOT thru polls but thru actions and deeds.

    It's been my parents DREAM and now MY DREAM to have our elected officials NOT like Boehmer and Connell stop or scare us but do act like a collaborative TEAM and stop talking the talk and talk the walk.

    We elected them, and now they (both DEMS an REPS) are taking the US Citizens priorities and placing them, yet again, last to theirs so they, now elected/re-elected..can rush home for their DREAM Holidays while scaring us in the process.

    NEWS FLASH – US Citizens are still living out of their cars and cannot afford fuel or food and 8 YEARS of so called tax cuts have helped CAUSE the DEEPEST RECESSION since my father was my daughters age...and this is how you act

    SHAME, SHAME..more of the SAME from you!

    December 8, 2010 09:25 pm at 9:25 pm |
  2. Mayda Connor

    I am so happy now. I hope that this passes the Senate. All these students that have a dream could actually make it come true. Congratulation to you all!!!!!

    December 8, 2010 09:37 pm at 9:37 pm |
  3. -----

    i hope that the senate passes it. it would make everything a lot easier for others.

    December 8, 2010 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  4. Name100% ETH

    Those people who already have a Legal paper, haven't doing well yet. So, what is the point having extra......????????????

    December 8, 2010 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  5. A LEGAL American

    Nice to see that our politicians care more about rewarding illegals than legal citizens. The Seante needs to vote this down.

    December 8, 2010 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  6. T'sah from Virginia

    And it ENDS there!!!! Don't you need at least 1 RepubliCAN'T in the Senate to get the vote? Are ALL Democrats in the senate ready to vote YES???? I don't understand the problem with this. This is the FIRST step towards Immigration Reform and the Repubs are gong to vote NO... If this passes the Senate, then there is a little DIM light at the end of the tunnel!!!

    December 8, 2010 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  7. Name neon marcos cruz

    Thank you cnn for keeping the news on the air,the students from all over deserve,my child she's one of them god bless america we do make the difference,here,we do pay taxes we do spend the money here,tx to allow this thanks to all the people,that vote and spend time on this,this is the best news for a father that dint,find the way to bring happiness to my child but now she can fly like an american eagle.her dream come through.

    December 8, 2010 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |