For Gillibrand, New Sign of Shifting Stance on Illegal Immigration

Posted April 2, 2009 at 4:05pm
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Kirsten Gillibrand (Getty)

Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand continued her change in tone on illegal immigration Thursday when she announced she was cosponsoring the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. Gillibrand joins 14 of the Senate’s more liberal Democrats as well as two Republicans and Independent Joseph I. Lieberman as co-sponsors of the bill (S 729).

The DREAM Act, which was introduced March 26, would amend the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act of 1996 to allow states to provide higher education funding for children who came to the United States as illegal immigrants.