GOP Senators Introduce Their Own Version of the Dream Act

Latino voting in the last election sending signals


A trio of Republican senators has introduced legislation to allow young people brought to the United States by their parents illegally to receive legal residency if they seek higher education or enlist in the military.

The measure, sponsored by retiring Sens. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Tex.) and Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), as well as Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), would offer a Republican alternative to the so-called Dream Act, providing a pathway to permanent residency — but not citizenship — to young adults who have completed military service or higher education and have worked at least four years.