Fri, Mar 9, 2012 4:40 PM EST

This week the Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio [invited]( Daniela Palaez, a Miami high school valedictorian who's quickly become a national face for the DREAM Act, to Washington D.C., and later said he still opposes the DREAM Act. Palaez and her sister Dayana were facing removal to Colombia, but [won a two-year reprieve]( on their deportation order after their principal, local superintendent, thousands of fellow students, as well as Florida lawmakers from both parties lobbied to keep them in the country.