Wednesday, October 24, 2007

DREAM Act Fails Senate Test Vote


Legislation to give children of illegal immigrants a path toward legality failed a crucial test vote in the Senate Wednesday, likely putting a final stamp on major immigration measures for the year.

Supporters needed to get 60 votes to advance the DREAM Act, which would have allowed illegal immigrants who plan to attend college or join the military, and who came to the United States with their families before they turned 16, to move toward legality.

The final vote was 52-44.

Aye NE Hagel, Charles [R]
Aye NE Nelson, Ben [D]

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