Story 6 Marking Up the Dream
October, 2003: Because the DREAM act is a small bi-partisan bill
to help kids, supporters are optimistic. But anti-immigrant groups
see it as "amnesty for illegals".
Inside the Senate Judiciary Committee, the markup is heated.
After two weeks, an amended version is finally recommended for
full Senate debate.
But what exactly did Senators agree to in the confusing markup?
The bill’s final language must still be defined by opposing staffers.
The DREAM act’s fate is in their hands.