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Despite herculean effort by our grassroots activists- including gathering 1,800 letters in just two days in Texas - the Senate failed to take up the Department of Defense reauthorization bill which stopped the Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act (DREAM Act) (S.729) from a vote this week.

The National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health is deeply disappointed by the politicians who disregarded the desire of their constituents to give undocumented youth, who have grown up in the United States, the means to step out of the shadows, pursue education, and accomplish their goals.  NLIRH would like to applaud the efforts of Senators Harry Reid (NV) and Richard Durbin (IL) for their leadership in advocating for the DREAM Act and the millions of young people that the bill would benefit.  Educational attainment is one way that Latinas can have access to information, resources and services that will help them make informed and autonomous decisions.

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