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DREAM Act Likely Going Down in Flames

Monday, 06 Dec 2010 01:41 PM

Conservatives who oppose the DREAM Act likely don’t have much to worry over it. The bill, which the White House and Democratic congressional leadership have made a top priority, looks like it’s headed down in flames during the lame-duck session.

dream,act,democrats,gop,amnestyRepublicans and moderate Democrats are uniting against the bill, which sets a path to citizenship for illegal immigrant students. That represents a strong opposition as liberal Democrats mount an effort to push the bill forward this week.

The anti-Dream bill forces are particularly powerful in the Senate, given the GOP’s filibuster power.

And moderate Republicans are feeling the heat. For example, Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch, lead sponsor of the original DREAM Act nine years ago, is "sprinting to the right" away from the bill, Frank Sharry, executive director of America's Voice, tells Politico.

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