The DREAM Act is probably dead for this year, the Washington Post reports. The bill would provide a way for young illegal immigrants, who were brought to the U.S. as children, to become citizens by serving in the military or attending college. (More about the DREAM Act here ...)
The legislation is a big deal for advocates of illegal immigrants. There have been a handful of cases this summer where younger illegal immigrants, many of them attending college, have staged sit-ins at officials' offices, getting arrested and -- theoretically -- putting themselves at risk of deportation, though I don't how serious that threat is. We've previously blogged about local students involved in the movement here and here.