The DREAM Act has been talked about for more than a decade. At this 2004 rally in Washington, D.C., supporters held a mock graduation ceremony. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Chaplain Barry Black (second from right) prays with his staff before delivering the prayer to open the legislative day of the U.S. Senate. Walter Ray Watson/NPR hide caption

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Alain Filiz shows off some of his credit cards as he pays for items at Lorenzo's Italian Market in Miami in May. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Aaron Schock after winning the 18th Congressional District Republican primary race in Peoria, Ill., Feb. 5, 2008. Seth Perlman/AP hide caption

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