The Senate is expected to vote for cloture on S. 2205, the DREAM Act later today.
In summary, the DREAM Act would apply only to individuals brought to the U.S. at least 5 years ago as children, who have grown up here (but are still under 30 years old), and who have remained in school and out of trouble. They could get a green card 6 years after graduating from high school if during that time they continue on to college or serve in the military.
If cloture fails, S. 2205 will be removed from the floor
Contact info for Arizona's Senators:
Jon Kyl (602) 840-1891 Washington (202) 224-4521 Fax (202) 224-2207
John McCain (602) 952-2410 Washington (202) 224-2235 Fax (202) 228-2862
And if the fact that it's a good bill isn't enough to make the bill worthy of support, remember this one fundamental truth -
If it passes, Republican Congressman and presidential candidate Tom Tancredo (R-CO) will be seriously pissed.
This is the loon who followed up last week's call for DNA testing of immigrants with a demand that ICE raid a Tuesday meeting at the Senate that was held in support of the DREAM Act.
His theory was that meeting-goers would be illegal immigrants.
ICE thought so much of his demand that they didn't show up.
Note: Man Eegee has a far more complete post about the DREAM Act here.