Sept 17, 2010
Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-Tx.), a former border patrol chief who represents the largest community along the U.S.-Mexico border in Texas, told CNSNews.com that the DREAM Act is necessary but “it’s got to be part of a comprehensive immigration reform package.”
Rep. Reyes’s comments came a day after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced that he would include the DREAM Act as an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill expected to be taken up next week.
CNSNews.com talked to Reyes on Wednesday at the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute’s 33rd Annual Award Gala in Washington D.C.
The “DREAM Act I think it’s something we need to do, but I think it’s got to be part of a comprehensive immigration reform package,” said Reyes, the chairman of the influential House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, which governs and funds the U.S. Intelligence Community’s National Security Agency.
This article was posted: Friday, September 17, 2010 at 3:06 am