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DREAM Act Supporters Sue the Senate
Nonprofit organization Common Cause filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Senate Monday, challenging the constitutionality of filibuster rules, which it maintains caused the DREAM Act to fail in the Senate. Supporters of the DREAM Act maintain the legislation, which would grant a path to citizenship for young illegal immigrants, passed the 50-vote majority, but only failed because it fell short of the five votes needed to break filibuster.
Hispanic Gang Members Charged with Preying on Illegal Immigrants
Nearly two dozen Hispanic gangsters were arrested in Kansas last week after a federal grand jury indicted them for victimizing illegal immigrants. Feds have cast a watchful eye on the Dodge City area, according to the Washington Post, because it has become a hub for drug trafficking in the Midwest.
All but one of the 23 members of the Nortenos gang arrested were U.S. citizens, U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom told the Post. They preyed on vulnerable illegal immigrants who were unlikely to go to the police, using violence and threats to defend the gang's reputation and territory and promote its drug trafficking activities.