Washington Post By JULIE HIRSCHFELD DAVIS The Associated Press
WASHINGTON --" The top Senate Democrat said Tuesday he'd move to force a test vote this week on a measure to give tens of thousands of young illegal immigrants a path to legal status.
"Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., said he'd move to schedule action on the so-called Dream Act, which would give more than 100,000 young immigrants brought to the United States before the age of 16 a chance to become legal residents if they attend college or join the military.
"It's unclear whether Reid can muster the 60 votes necessary to move to an up-or-down vote on the measure. It has some degree of bipartisan support, but is opposed by most Republicans and some Democrats who regard it as little more than an amnesty grant for illegal immigrants."
Update: The new #DREAMAct Bill number will be S. 3992. It has not yet been printed. Cloture was NOT filed today on #DREAMAct, which means the earliest that a cloture vote could occur will be Friday; not Thursday. It is unclear whether the Majority Leader would want to conduct such an important #DREAMAct vote on a Friday. @MicEvHill