Procedural vote on DREAM Act fails in Senate
December 18th, 2010
11:33 AM ET
11 years ago

Procedural vote on DREAM Act fails in Senate

WASHINGTON (CNN) - A bill that offers a path to citizenship to some illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children failed a procedural vote in the Senate on Saturday.

Known formally as the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, the DREAM Act fell five votes short of the 60 needed to be considered for final passage.


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  1. Bill from GA

    HEY CNN ...WHAT??

    Sixty votes were needed to move the bill forward
    The vote was 55 to 41
    vote failed to keep the DREAM Act from moving forward

    This doesn't seem to make sense: If they had too few votes to move forward, how did the vote FAIL to keep the DREAM Act FROM moving forward??

    December 18, 2010 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    "seems that there a few notable GOPers that were MIA as well...the future SOH for one. Perhaps they are afraid if this deal winds up being a positive for President Obama that he along with some others don't want to have their face in that photo for the Tea Party folks to see."
    Don't think we'll be hearing much from Boehner anytime soon ... yesterday Boehner honored Michelle Bachmann with a sitting position on the Intelligence Committee. Can't wait to see how he spins THAT decision.

    December 18, 2010 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
  3. diridi

    just stop all visas including India....enough...enough....o.k, lot of cheating is in immigration...just tighten the immigration.....

    December 18, 2010 12:46 pm at 12:46 pm |
  4. once upon a horse

    I have always wondered how a person, if they are not a legal citizen can serve in the US military in the first place. For all of those that are against illegal immigration, wouldn't this be the time to catch them and send them back to their home country? And besides that if they are willing to fight and even die for this country and all they want is to be a legal citizen in return,then what is wrong with that? Tax payer dollars are looking after them while they serve anyway so why not let them become citizens so they too can become legal taxpayers. Some of this right-wing dislike for many of these kids who are here by no choice of their own needs to end. Go after the illegals that are the problems like the drugpins, murders and raptists. All these folks want is to do it right. Either that or don't allow them to enroll in the military or universities in the first place.

    December 18, 2010 02:01 pm at 2:01 pm |
  5. Mountainboy

    Had they voted on this before the tax bill, we probably could of avoided extending unemployment benifits for 13 months. Now if they can just tighten the borders.

    December 18, 2010 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  6. LG

    It fail because the American people DO NOT want people up to 30 years old given amnesty

    December 18, 2010 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  7. kat

    Reid needs to spend more time woorying about Americans and less time catering to illegals.

    December 18, 2010 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |