The U.S. Senate fell short of the 60 votes needed to pass a motion to proceed to consideration of the FY 2011 defense authorization bill. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) indicated that he would have added the DREAM Act as an amendment to the defense authorization bill. The DREAM Act likely will be revisited during the lame duck session of the 111th Congress. If ever enacted, it would give certain inadmissible or deportable alien students who graduate from U.S. high schools the opportunity to earn conditional permanent residency. To qualify, the student must have arrived in the U.S. as a minor, have been in the U.S. for at least five years prior to the bill’s enactment, have good moral character and either have served in the U.S. military for at least two years or have completed two years out of four of a bachelor’s degree program in the United States.