The DREAM Act Amnesty Bill failed to advance in the US Senate this morning.
The Politico reported:
The weeks of rallies, hunger strikes and sit-ins and the thousands of phone calls placed to Senate offices didn’t pay off for immigration activists.
The decade-old DREAM Act once again failed to break a filibuster in the Senate on Saturday morning, effectively killing the bill this year and shutting the door on what perhaps was the last chance for pro-immigration reform legislation until at least the 2012 election.
Senate Democrats came up five votes short of the 60 needed to advance the House-passed bill, which would provide a path to citizenship for up to illegal immigrants brought to the country as children if they attend college or join the military for two years. The vote was a mostly party-line 55-41 vote, though a handful of Democrats — perhaps fearful of their 2012 election outlook — also voted against the DREAM Act.
UPDATE: Democrats on CSPAN promise to ram through their DREAM Act amnesty bill in the near future.
They’re whining and playing the immigrant card. What thugs.
UPDATE: Roll Call here.
Republican Senators Lugar (IN), Bennet (UT) and Murkowski (AL) supported democrats on the legislation.