Juliette Kayyem on the DREAM Act

The DREAM Act Struggles On, Nameless But Alive
The Boston Globe
January 26, 2012
Op-ed by: Juliette Kayyem, lecturer in public policy with the Belfer Center and member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors
Topic: The DREAM Act

“IT MAY be tempting to parse every word of President Obama’s State of the Union address on Tuesday night, but the omissions are far more illuminating. Either Obama forgot a line of introduction or Warren Buffett’s tax-laden secretary sitting with the First Lady has no name, unless it is ‘Warren Buffett’s secretary.’ His signature piece of legislation, health care, got barely a sentence of text. And the law that would provide citizenship to those who were raised here as Americans despite their parents’ unlawful status and who promise to serve in the military or attend school was only referred to, but not actually identified.”

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