President Barack Obama recently met with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to talk about his immigration reform proposals.
According to USA Today, Obama’s vision for immigration reform includes tightened border security but also a path for people currently in the US illegally to earn US Citizenship.
“The president reaffirmed that he will continue to work to forge bipartisan consensus and will intensify efforts to lead a civil debate on this issue in the coming weeks and months,” said the White House’s readout of the president’s meeting with the caucus.
The summary of events also spoke to Obama’s disappointment that Congress has failed to act on immigration reform, perhaps most notably in its failure to pass the DREAM Act, reports the news provider.
The DREAM (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors) Act would allow those who were brought to the country illegally as children to become lawful permanent residents by either serving in the military or by completing a higher education degree.
Businessweek reports that the DREAM Act is expected to be introduced again this coming legislative session.