DREAM Act Repeal Bill Killed in Committee

Nebraska’s DREAM Act (Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act), providing in-state tuition rates for the children of undocumented residents, survived a repeal attempt when the Legislature’s Education Committee voted 6 to 1 to kill Fremont Senator Charlie Janssen’s bill LB 657. The legislation is now dead for the remainder of the session unless Janssen can muster 30 votes to pull the bill directly onto the floor of the Unicameral. The following article from the February 15, 2011 Lincoln Journal Star provides a fuller account of this critical committee vote, which constitutes a setback for the voices of intolerance in the state. 

Yet to be decided this session is the fate of LB 48, Janssen’s bill to create an Arizona-style anti-immigrant law in Nebraska.

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