Immigration "DREAM" Act Fails in Senate

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) - The chance for hundreds of thousands of young people to remain in the U.S. legally evaporated when Republicans blocked a defense bill in the Senate.

Democrats failed to get a single Republican to vote with them so they would have the 60 votes needed to move forward on the defense bill and attach the DREAM Act to it as an amendment. The vote Tuesday was 56-43.

The DREAM Act allows young people to become legal U.S. residents after two spending years in college or the military.


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  • by Erik Location: Wiregrass on Sep 21, 2010 at 08:33 PM
    "The chance for hundreds of thousands of young people to remain in the U.S. legally evaporated when Republicans blocked a defense bill in the Senate" oh really? The R's BLOCKED this? There are 59 D's up there...why was the vote 56-43 ? The D's couldn't get all of their own, let alone have a bi-partisan vote. Arkansas voted it down... oh nooo... the majority leader voted against it.... (I doubt it will help his re-election in NV tho...) One does have to wonder WHY the D's tied this to the PAY BILL for the military, the same way they attached the DADT to it also.
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