After previously scheduling a procedural vote for this morning, the Senate has again pushed back a vote to take up legislation to allow a path to U.S. citizenship for some foreign-born young adults who came to the country illegally as children.

Instead, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called a vote at the last minute to “table” or kill the Senate version of the vote Thursday, with the intention of taking up the House version of similar legislation later this month. That motion passed, setting the bill aside. Full article

Meanwhile, the American Immigration Lawyers Association has posted a document explaining the differences between the House and Senate version of the bills.


Senate Votes to Table DREAM Act Consideration 9 December,2010Jon Brooks

  • Patricia Cocconi

    I support the Dream Act and believe that the US Senators should pass it today. It is only fair.

  • Rocio Lauth

    I support the Dream Act….it’s a win-win situation in everyone’s education,for our country, for schools and teachers.


Jon Brooks

Jon Brooks is the host and editor of KQED’s health and technology blog, Future of You. He is the former editor of KQED’s daily news blog, News Fix. A veteran blogger, he previously worked for Yahoo! in various news writing and editing roles. He was also the editor of, which documented user-generated content about the financial crisis and recession. Jon is also a playwright whose work has been produced in San Francisco, New York, Italy, and around the U.S. He has written about film for his own blog and studied film at Boston University. He has an MFA in Creative Writing from Brooklyn College.

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