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Latest Version of the Dream Act "Sounds Promising"

Democratic congressional candidate Lisa Brown is hopeful that Congress can come up with some sort of plan to assist the children of illegal immigrants. Many of these children are in a state of limbo now that President Trump has overturned the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA.

Brown says the latest version of the ‘Dream Act” that would grant a conditional green card to current DACA recipients sounds promising, but she worries what it might take for it to actually pass both houses of Congress:

“There have been people on both sides of the aisle that support the Dream act so hopefully they come together. I see the potential problem in which other issues get linked to the Dream, act, like funding for a wall, or other issues that could create another logjam.”

The Dream act proposal has been around for some time. In this version it is getting bipartisan support as it has been introduced by South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin.

Democrat Lisa Brown kicked off her official campaign for the fifth congressional district race in Spokane this week.

Steve was part of the Spokane Public Radio family for many years before he came on air in 1999. His wife, Laurie, produced Radio Ethiopia in the late 1980s through the '90s, and Steve used to “lurk in the shadowy world” of Weekend SPR. Steve has done various on air shifts at the station, including nearly 15 years as the local Morning Edition host. Currently, he is the voice of local weather and news during All Things Considerd, writing, editing, producing and/or delivering newscasts and features for both KPBX and KSFC. Aside from SPR, Steve ,who lives in the country, enjoys gardening, chickens, playing and listening to music, astronomy, photography, sports cars and camping.