Once upon a time, the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act was co-sponsored by Sen. Sam Brownback, R-Kan., and supported by Rep. Todd Tiahrt, R-Goddard. As recently as 2007, Brownback was among 11 Senate Republicans who voted to advance the legislation, which would offer immigrants brought illegally to the United States before the age of 16 a chance to become legal residents if they attend college or join the military. But Tiahrt long ago changed his mind about the DREAM Act, preferring to talk about securing the border. Brownback, now Kansas' governor-elect, has backed so far away from it that Latino leaders rallied last week in Wichita trying to get him to state his position on it. And when the DREAM Act had what may have been its last chance during the lame-duck Congress last week, Tiahrt voted "no" and Brownback didn't vote on a key procedural motion.