Senate vote hits snooze button on DREAM Act
December 18th, 2010
11:32 AM ET

Senate vote hits snooze button on DREAM Act

The U.S. Senate failed Saturday morning to halt debate and move to a vote on the DREAM Act, which would create a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants who entered the country as children.

Supporters could not rally the 60 votes needed to invoke cloture, which would conclude debate on the matter so it could proceed to a vote for or against passage. The vote on the cloture motion was 55-41.

Read CNN's coverage of the DREAM Act debate
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  1. Cesar

    @Pancho: Did you listen to Matias, you pendijo? She is right, the Dream Act is too easy for you. Read the article and some of the comments, Mr. Pancho. Punk.

    December 19, 2010 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    @Pancho: Tu madre is una idiota, como tu pinche padra, way. I hope you have a nice week, Pancho, was nice talking to you.

    December 19, 2010 at 4:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. John

    The problem with mass third world immigration is that even when legalized, they receive more in government services than they pay. Some of the children of illegals are getting educated and prospering, but most are not. They are joining the growing underclass in America, becoming single moms, getting lots of social assistance etc. They are certainly hard working, but they don't earn enough to pay income tax, but since they're here they get the full range of government aid.

    December 19, 2010 at 4:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. John

    These people will sponsor their less productive relatives and parents. I know latinos are hardworking legal or otherwise but since a HUGE percentage of latinos are adopting single parent lifestyles and shunning higher education, we have a growing underclass that will never pay income tax. Poor immigrants, legal or otherwise do not pay income taxes but they receive the full range of government welfare.

    December 19, 2010 at 4:22 pm | Report abuse |
  5. John

    basically the bill says that if you come to america illegally and stay long enough we will legalize you. It might take 10 years, but you'll be legalized.

    December 19, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  6. John

    These supporters of the dream act would be wise to start explaining why they love america more than the countries they fear returning to instead of bashing America.

    December 19, 2010 at 4:29 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Cesar

    Pancho, you are so lazy, lazy, lazy man.

    December 19, 2010 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Michael

    ?what law ? u say its law, once so was jim crow

    December 20, 2010 at 10:31 am | Report abuse |
  9. Doris D

    No SNOOZE about it, the dumped it and flushed........ We thank them.

    December 20, 2010 at 5:59 pm | Report abuse |
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