An act that would have given U.S. residency to certain students and military hopefuls who are in the country illegally died today in the Senate.
Senators voted 56 to 43 for the bill, falling short of the 60 votes needed to bring it to the floor.
The vote comes after activists ratcheted up their lobbying Monday, generating thousands of calls and faxes to members of Congress in a last-minute push for the DREAM Act.
Democratic Senate leaders had wanted the DREAM Act – Development, Relief and Education for Minor Aliens – to be included as an amendment to the Defense Authorization bill. The act would give students and military hopefuls who are in the country illegally a pathway to U.S. citizenship.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Luckily this "turd sandwich" is history, at least for the moment...
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