by Javier ManjarresBack in December 2010, then sitting Senator George LeMieux was targeted by the pro-Dream Act lobby in hopes of convincing the Senator to vote in favor of the proposed Dream Act. Senator LeMieux subsequently voted against the measure that failed to garner the votes it needed to pass. LeMieux was appointed by Governor Charlie Crist to the Senate seat vacated by Senator Mel Martinez and later won by now Senator Marco Rubio. Senator Rubio has also gone on record of stating that he is against any form of the Dream Act.
During the the SunPac-FL Republican U.S. Senatorial forum in Miami, Senator LeMieux was asked to give his views on the Dream Act. LeMieux discussed his dealings on this very issue during his time in Washington, D.C, and stated that border security needed to be addressed before any other immigration measure, including the Dream Act, could be discussed.
But now it appears that LeMieux has softened his position on the Dream Act, entertaining the notion that it could be “achievable” if people pulled together-
” I think that we can do something about the Dream Act, if you can pear it with border security. I think that is something that can be done, and is achievable if people will work together.” -George LeMieux
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