Facing opposition from both sides of the isle, the DREAM Act still passed the U.S. House Wednesday, Dec. 8, by a 216-198 vote. U.S. Rep. Sue Myrick, who represents the 9th Congressional District, voted against the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, which would offer children of illegal immigrants a path to obtain citizenship.
In a statement Thursday morning, Myrick said there are serious loopholes in the current proposal.
“The DREAM Act is amnesty, plain and simple,” Myrick said. “Once an illegal alien applies for citizenship under this bill, the government is prohibited from deporting him or her, no matter how fraudulent the claim, providing safe harbor and a pathway to amnesty for millions.”
The bill now goes before the Senate, which rejected the legislation in September.