December 9, 2010 12:07 p.m. EST
(CNN) -- Senate Democrats conceded Thursday they don't have the votes to pass the DREAM Act, a bill that would have offered a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants who entered the United States as children.
- The bill would offer a path to citizenship for some illegal immigrants
- It mainly would affect illegal immigrants who entered the U.S. as children
Democrats voted to pull the measure from consideration on Thursday. That likely kills any chance of passage this year for the hotly contested bill, Senate supporters say.
Senate Republicans opposed the bill, standing by their pledge to block any legislation during the lame duck session until the chamber approves bills to extend the Bush tax cuts and fund the government...link
CNN's Craig Broffmann and Ted Barrett contributed to this report.