Democrats Cancel DREAM Vote

Senate Democrats cancel vote on DREAM Act, meaning the immigration measure is likely dead for the year.

CNN Breaking: “Senate Democrats cancel vote on DREAM Act, meaning the immigration measure is likely dead for the year.”

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 on Thursday. That likely kills any chance of passage this year for the hotly contested bill, Senate supporters say.

Senate Republicans opposed the bill, standing by their pledge to block any legislation during the lame duck session until the chamber approves bills to extend the Bush tax cuts and fund the government.

They would appear to be succeeding.

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