On Tuesday, September 14th, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D, NV) announced plans to bring the DREAM Act (S. 729) up for a vote as an amendment of the Department of Defense Authorization bill as early as next week.
The DREAM Act is bipartisan legislation, sponsored by Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA), that would provide a path to citizenship for qualified undocumented immigrant students who were brought to the U.S. as children, stayed in school, and have not criminal record. Also,
Because the DREAM Act is being offered as an amendment to the Department of Defense authorization bill, there will be several procedural votes on which we will need 60 votes before the Senate can proceed with an actual vote on the DREAM Act. The first vote could be as early as next Tuesday, September 21, 2010.
Later on September 15th , Senator Menendez (D-NY) announced that he will introduce a comprehensive immigration reform bill that will include a pathway to citizenship and hopefully bring it up for a vote after the November elections.
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