The Senate on Saturday voted down the DREAM Act, which would have granted citizenship to illegal aliens brought to the United States before age 16 as long as they serve in the military or attend college. Sen. Lincoln voted for it. Sen. Pryor voted against it.
Sixteen is a tad old for what supporters should be trying to accomplish. We should be trying to help people brought to America as young children become citizens of their homeland. A 16-year-old is not a young child.
Lower the age of eligibility to somewhere between 6 and 10 and then pass the bill.