Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Bob Menendez today unveiled plans to re-introduce the Dream Act -- which cleared the then-Democratic led House in December, but died in the Senate.
"The time has come to let these young men and women become an integral part of our society," Reid said at a Senate press conference. He suggested the Democrats will get GOP support. "I am someone who maintains the faith," he said.
Even if the bill clears the Democratic-led Senate, its chances are narrow at best in the GOP-led House. It would give the children of illegal immigrants a chance at legal status if they came to the U.S. as children -- 15 or under, have been here at least 5 years, have graduated from high scool or obtained a GED and complete 2 years of college or military service.