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Interest in the DREAM Act Rises as 2012 Elections Approach: The...

Debate over the DREAM Act (Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act) is far from over despite its failure in the Senate over a year ago. Along with the DREAM Act, Hispanic voters are receiving more and more attention as the 2012 elections approach. Latinos are the nation’s fastest growing group of voters, with an estimated 12.2 million set to vote in the 2012 general election. Both Democrats and Republicans realize that they cannot win in 2012 without the Hispanic community’s support. As such, immigration issues like the DREAM Act remain in the spotlight.