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Senate Dems Revive the Dream Act

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Wednesday, May 11, 2011 - 7:29pm

Just one day after President Obama urged them to do so, Senate democrats are re-introducing the Dream Act.

It died in the Senate last year, after five democrats opposed it.

However, after the president gave his speech on immigration in El Paso yesterday, Senate leaders want to give it another try.

"The time has come to do something to help these young men and women become and integral part of our society," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

The measure would provide a path to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants, if they arrived in the U.S. by the age of 16, complete two years of college or military service, and meet other standards.

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