Though Perez Hilton was born of Cuban parents, his coverage of the DREAM Act was not a foregone conclusion, seeing as how the gossip blogger's professional interest in foreign children typically begins and ends with Justin Bieber. Not so this time. Not only does Perez support the legislation, which would offer a path to citizenship for students who entered the country illegally, but he's using the bully pulpit to lobby the Senate to pass the bill.
"Come on, Senate!" cheered Perez after the legislation won passage in the House yesterday. "Make it a filibuster-proof one! You can do it!"
George Packer would like to disagree.
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