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In the news this morning: DREAM Act updates, LAPD and racial profiling, Supreme Court hears AZ employer law, NY deportee pardons, more

Reid files cloture as House, Senate poised to vote on DREAM Act - The Hill Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid filed cloture last night on the DREAM Act, setting up an upper-chamber vote for as early as Wednesday morning. House Democrats might vote on the measure earlier the same day.

GOP rises, DREAM Act falters - Scott Wong - Politico How Republican lawmakers facing far-right pressure have shied away from the legislation, diminishing its chances of passage.

First Read - In third conference call in a week, WH pushes DREAM Act - NBC News White House officials had their third conference call in less than a week to push for passage of the DREAM Act, arguing that it would aid the military. The bill would grant conditional legal status for undocumented youths who go to college or join the military.

Stanley backs service for some illegal aliens - Army Times A top Pentagon official has said that allowing undocumented youths to receive legal status in return for serving in the military under the DREAM Act would benefit national security.

Police: LAPD, Police Commission defend handling of racial profiling cases - Los Angeles Times Last month the Justice Department accused the department of inadequately addressing profiling complaints. The LAPD's inspector general points out areas where improvement is needed.

Supreme Court Hears Arizona Immigration Law Debate That Sanctions Employers for Knowlingly Hiring Illegal Aliens - ABC News On Wednesday the high court will hear arguments against the Legal Arizona Worker's Act.

Gov. Paterson Pardons 6 Facing Deportation - New York Times New York Gov. David A. Paterson Gov. announced pardons yesterday for six immigrants facing deportation because of old criminal convictions, among them a college financial administrator.