Tuesday is the first ever Senate hearing on the controversial Dream Act.
Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and Education Secretary Arnie Duncan testified Tuesday morning.
Many people throughout the valley have heard of activist Isabel Castillo who has been rallying support for the Dream Act for years.
Many would think a Senate hearing taking place is a positive move but Castillo says it's actually frustrating.
She says it's frustrating because it took ten years for the Senate to hold a hearing.
The Dream Act would help give undocumented college students and active duty military a legal way to gain citizenship.
Castillo is wondering why all of a sudden democrats are pushing for the dream act when they already had a chance to pass it last year.
Castillo says, "With the house dominated by republicans i think it's going to be pretty difficult and that's why right now we're really asking the Obama administration to issue an executive order to stop deportations of all dream act eligible individuals because we know it's going to be an uphill battle to pass the dream act this year."
Castillo stresses the Dream Act is good for the economy and good for everyone.
She also believes that the Dream Act would be an asset to this country and urges opponents of the act to reconsider.
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