President Obama and Hispanic Democratic leaders met at the White House today to push for approval of the Dream Act -- to give students who are here illegally the chance to stay in the U.S.
"The President and the (Hispanic leaders) believe that, before adjourning, Congress should approve the DREAM Act," the White House said in a statement.
Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart yesterday pushed for the legislation's approval, but it faces a rocky road -- perhaps even among Diaz-Balart's peers: incoming Miami Republican Rep. David Rivera stopped short of saying he backs Diaz-Balart's iniative, saying he'd wants to "work on the issue.
"It's certainly an issue I'd like to make some progress on," Rivera said. "I certainly support the concept of helping those, who through merit, whether it be academic merit or in terms of military service, could have opportunities that they don't have right now."