DREAM Act in danger after Senate Dems pull it from consideration
December 9th, 2010
01:45 PM ET
3 years ago

DREAM Act in danger after Senate Dems pull it from consideration

Washington (CNN) - Senate Democrats conceded Thursday they don't have the votes to pass the DREAM Act, a bill that would have offered a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children.

Democrats voted to pull the measure from consideration, a move that jeopardizes the chances for passing the hotly contested bill during the current lame-duck session of Congress that ends in early January.
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  1. Democrats Class Warfare - Destroying the economy and country

    Stupid incompetent DemocRATS wasting time over and over on this BS! Continuously trying to cram more and more down the throats of the American people for purely political gain. Read our lips!! NO AMNESTY FOR ILLEGALS!!!

    Progressive DemocRATS need to be removed in 2012. They are a danger to the future of this country.

    December 9, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  2. WoodinVirginia

    Are we going to Reward LAWBREAKERS 7 the kids of LAWBREAKERS who hop the fence & meanwhile their parents ARE STILL LIVING HERE ILLEGALLY? Plus taking the "possible jobs" form other Americans who have followed the laws? WTH is this country coming to? Send them back to be behind the line of LEGAL immigrants at Ellis Island!

    December 9, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  3. Steve in north carolina

    Good. This is the last thing we need to talk about at this point.

    December 9, 2010 02:00 pm at 2:00 pm |
  4. WoodinVirginia

    Are we going to Reward LAWBREAKERS & the kids of LAWBREAKERS who hop the fence & meanwhile their parents ARE STILL LIVING HERE ILLEGALLY? Plus taking the "possible jobs" form other Americans who have followed the laws? WTH is this country coming to? Send them back to be behind the line of LEGAL immigrants at Ellis Island!

    December 9, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  5. mary

    i think the dream act is a great idea..maybe the senate democrats will get the votes to pass it if i could id vote for it!
    -mary

    December 9, 2010 02:11 pm at 2:11 pm |
  6. princess

    I think the Dream Act is a good idea,I hope the Bill of Rights pass it because if you were brought to United States when you were a child you should be able to stay because it really wasent even your choice to come to the United States.
    -Princess

    December 9, 2010 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  7. Ralph10

    This Dream Act is one of Harry Reid's promises to his Latino voters in Nevada. Without his promise to pass the Dream Act he would have not been reelected by the majority of Latinos in Nevada. Reid went on Spanish radio promising a ride for Latinos to the polls, food and drink would be furnished by Harrah's casino owner Marybel Batier (this was promised in good faith if Latinos would vote for Reid). Casino owner Batier promised jobs to Latinos over any Nevada citizen if they gave old Harry their vote. Reid and casino owner Marybel Batier bused and fed thousands of Latinos to get them to the poll to vote for him. His promise was to pass the Dream Act, giving them a gift of a pass to citizenship. This Dream Act is Harry Reid's payback to Latinos that voted for him. His payback to Harrah's is his promise to pass a Bill for Internet gambling, that would benefit his buddy Marybel Batier, owner of Harrah's Casino. They could rack in millions from the Internet. Reid is the biggest scum ball in Washington.

    December 9, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  8. Joe in N.J.

    votes for this bill and others What happened to the compromise by the Reps. and Obama? the way I understood it we would get the

    December 9, 2010 02:52 pm at 2:52 pm |
  9. Joe in N.J.

    What happened to the compromise by the Reps. and Obama? The way I understood it the people would get the vqtes for this and other bills.

    December 9, 2010 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  10. MsTaxpayer

    There should be no amnesty granted nor any DREAM Act passed. If the illegal alien children are now having a problem with their illegal status, then they need to look to their parents for an answer and/or solution, not the U.S. taxpayers. It was their parents who brought them here illegally and their parents who are responsible for their plight. We should not reward the illegal parents nor the illegal children by granting them amnesty. If those children want a path to citizenship, they can join the U.S. military and serve our country, if they qualify. By doing so, they will gain their path to citizenship, but only through hard work and sacrifice. Any other method should not be considered.

    December 9, 2010 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |