A cloture vote to end debate on the DREAM Act failed in the Senate on Saturday by 55 to 41. The Dream Act is amnesty legislation that would allow children, brought to the United States by their illegal alien parents, to gain citizenship by attending two years of college or joining the military.
Roy Beck, President of the Arlington, Virginia based anti-illegal immigration group Numbers USA told me what he thought could have made things different for the cloture for today:
“The top priority for us is to get mandatory workplace verification. Frankly, if mandatory workplace verification was in the Dream act, it might have passed,” he said.
The Senate will now move on to the cloture vote on the repeal of the military policy of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell.