The Republicans in the Senate yesterday unanimously voted to block the fiscal 2011 defense authorization bill (S. 3454). Click through for the story from the New York Times. As a result, the DREAM Act will not be considered in Congress. It was to be added as an amendment to S. 3454.
The DREAM Act is a law which permits persons to obtain residency if they were brought to the U.S. before they were 16 years of age, if they have been here over 5 years, and if they attend college or join the military. It was a win-win for the children and for America. Without such a law, America is effectively educating children in its public schools and then sending them abroad to become workers for other countries. We're training our competition.
The Republicans voted strictly on party lines.