DREAM Act likely dead

From NPR News:

A measure that would have given grown children of illegal immigrants a path to citizenship stalled and likely died Thursday in the Senate, after Majority Leader Harry Reid was unable to persuade enough Republicans to give the measure the 60 votes it needed to avoid a GOP filibuster.

The DREAM Act, which passed the House Wednesday by a 216-198 vote, would create the citizenship path through college or military service. Reid, a Nevada Democrat who won a tough re-election in November, promised his constituents that he’d bring the measure to the Senate floor.

Reid’s request that the Senate table the motion passed 59-40. Given the lack of Republican support and the dwindling number of days left in Congress’s lame duck session, the chances that the act will be re-considered are slim.

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