Assembly Democrats are urging the state Senate to bring the DREAM Act to the floor for a vote, which they think will pass.
But Senate Republicans say they have concerns about its cost to taxpayers, WXXI Public Radio reported.
The bill will, which will give college aid to the children of undocumented immigrants, has become a priority for Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and he blames the GOP opposition for the bill’s stall.
And he adds, the break away Independent Democrats in the Senate, who are in a coalition government with the GOP, also need to work harder to bring the bill to the floor for a vote.
“We’re hopeful that this year, facing election, there are enough Senators who will see there is wisdom in what we are sending them,” Silver said.