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S. 2205 (110th): Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2007

A bill to authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain alien students who are long-term United States residents and who entered the United States as children, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Richard Durbin

Sponsor. Senator for Illinois. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Oct 19, 2007
Length: 20 pages
Oct 18, 2007
110th Congress (2007–2009)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on October 24, 2007.


3 Cosponsors (2 Republicans, 1 Democrat)


Position statements

Statement of Administration Policy

President George Bush [R, 2001-2009]: S. 2205 - Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act of 2007 (Oct 24, 2007)

What legislators are saying

Inhofe praises failure
    — Sen. James “Jim” Inhofe [R-OK] on Oct 24, 2007

Cornyn: Americans Deserve Action On Immigration Reform, Not Political Posturing
    — Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX] on Oct 24, 2007

Cornyn: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Must Remain Top Priority
    — Sen. John Cornyn [R-TX] on Oct 23, 2007

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Oct 18, 2007

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Oct 19, 2007
Ordered Reported

A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.

Oct 24, 2007
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

S. 2205 (110th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2205. This is the one from the 110th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 110th Congress, which met from Jan 4, 2007 to Jan 3, 2009. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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