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HBA-DC Testifies at DC Council Hearing on DREAM ACT Resolution

Wednesday, November 21, 2012  
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On November 13, 2012, HBA-DC testified in support of PR19-1002, a Sense of the Council resolution calling on Congress to pass the federal DREAM Act. The testimony followed efforts this summer during which HBA-DC visited the DC Council and urged passage of a model resolution in support of the DREAM Act as part of an HNBA national project. The Council introduced the resolution this fall.


Board Member Fernando Rivero testified on behalf of HBA-DC at the public hearing. Others who testified included community organizations, such as AYUDA, representatives from the Office of Latino Affairs, the Office on Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs, and the Office on African Affairs, and several DREAMers themselves. Passage of the resolution is expected in December. The District of Columbia would then be the first jurisdiction to pass the HNBA model resolution.


Additional information on the HNBA DREAM initiative can be found at

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