DREAM Act fails to make the grade

    The DREAM Act, passed in the House last week, fell short by five votes in the Senate Saturday afternoon, reports the Associated Press.

    The bipartisan legislation would have created a pathway toward citizenship for hundred of thousands of illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States before the age of 16, and who completed two years of college or military service after graduating from high school in the states.

    Sponsors of the bill pulled together for a last-ditch effort to pass the measure before Republicans take control of the House in January.

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