Foster leads call to allow DREAMers to join military

Congressman Bill Foster introduces the next speaker at the Lemont 150th Anniversary Commemoration on Friday, June 9, 2023 in downtown Lemont.

U.S. Rep. Bill Foster, D-Naperville, led eight of his Democratic colleagues in introducing a resolution that calls on the secretary of defense to authorize beneficiaries of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act to join the armed services.

A copy of the resolution can be found at

Original co-sponsors of the resolution include Mark Takano, D-Calif., Barbara Lee, D-Calif., Donald Norcross, D-N.J., Donald M. Payne Jr., D-N.J., Dina Titus, D-Nev., James P. McGovern, D-Mass., Adriano Espaillat, D-N.Y., and Yvette D. Clarke, D-N.Y.