Key Dem senators not ruling out yes votes on DREAM Act

Senate Democrats who blocked an immigration bill in 2007 say they are undecided on how to vote on the measure this week.

Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) plans to attach the controversial DREAM Act to the defense authorization bill. But it’s unclear if it can attract 60 votes.

The DREAM Act, introduced by Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), would grant U.S. citizenship to certain children of illegal immigrants who came to the country before the age of 16.

Democrats helped block the bill three years ago when it fell eight votes short on a procedural motion. While some Republicans supported that motion, eight Democrats voted no, including the late Sen. Robert Byrd (W.Va.) and Sens. Max Baucus (Mont.), Mary Landrieu (La.), Mark Pryor (Ark.), Kent Conrad (N.D.), Claire McCaskill (Mo.), Jon Tester (Mont.) and Byron Dorgan (N.D.).

Five of those senators — Conrad, Dorgan, McCaskill, Pryor and Landrieu — told The Hill this week they haven’t made up their minds about this week’s vote.

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  • Unbelievable

    Over 70% of Americans do NOT want amnesty for illegal (you know people that have broken our laws!!)aliens so they will push it through! “We The People” need to votes these idiots OUT!!

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  • rockhard

    Liberals have dream acts for illegal aliens and nightmare dreams for Americans, Harry how about you worry about American’s ? instead of padering to ilelgal aliens and their allies ?

  • yportbill

    Now you know why this nit-wit must be sent packing, and any Democrat who votes for this nightmare act.