Dream Act 2010 status. One of the things many are concerned about in the wake of the mid-term elections is the Dream Act 2010 status. After all, the GOP has taken control of the House and has made significant gains in the Senate.
Mark Kirk, a republican, will actually return to the Senate with everyone else later this month. He won President Obama's former seat in Illinois' election.
The DREAM act needs some Republican backing to pass in the Senate. It would provide a legal way of becoming a citizen for some students an military members who were otherwise undocumented.
Generally speaking, the GOP is against the DREAM Act. Kirk will replace a reliable Democrat in the Senate, and therefore Reid may have a harder time passing the DREAM Act during the lame duck.
Even if the act does go through the Senate, it must also pass the House. With GOP majorities coming in this January, the Dream Act could very well be a moot issue.
What are your thoughts on the DREAM act 2010 status? Do you think it will pass during the Lame Duck session?