But this isn't bad news for DREAM activists.
In fact, Nevada Sen. Harry Reid made a motion that tabled the Senate vote so they can instead vote on the House version of the bill. That Senate motion passed with 59 votes.
This gives Sen. Reid and Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin more time to work on senators who are on the fence.
Will the Senate take away the dreams of the estimated 65,000 undocumented youth who graduate from high school in the United States each year?
Cartoonists Lalo Alcaraz created this apt cartoon that makes this point.
A Senate vote could come now some time next week. Democrats needs 60 votes.
Stay tuned. The dream is still alive.