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Cruz does the dirty work as GOP Senators in tight races are nowhere to be seen   Sen. Dick Durbin went to the Senate floor this morning to ask unanimous consent for HR 6, the Dream and Promise Act, be brought up for a vote in the Senate. The bill, passed a year ago in… Continue »

A recording of the call is available here Earlier today, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Bob Menendez (D-NJ) gathered on a press call with DACA and TPS immigrant workers who are fighting the corona virus on the front lines to highlight the urgent need to protect Dreamers and TPS holders, extend their… Continue »

Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) has been named the Chair of the Immigration Subcommittee of the Senate Judiciary Committee for this Congress. We know him all too well. Over the years, Cornyn has talked a lot about immigration – and talked and talked — but rarely does he translate his relatively positive rhetoric into anything approaching… Continue »

“Will America be a stronger country if we deport Luis,” Sen. Dick Durbin asked during a floor speech last week, “or if he stays here and becomes a high school teacher?” A quick watch of Sen. Durbin’s speech makes the answer crystal clear. Luis, a DACA recipient, volunteers as a tutor when he isn’t busy… Continue »

Immigrant youth from across the country are stepping up their advocacy efforts even with less than two weeks until Donald Trump is inaugurated as our nation’s 45th President. On January 14th, DREAMers and their allies are planning a mass mobilization to demonstrate the strength and might of the immigrant rights movement. Organized by United We… Continue »

Sen. Dick Durbin continued his ongoing efforts to share the stories of DACA recipients, last Friday lifting up the story of Javier. Like many other DREAMers, Javier didn’t know he was undocumented until he tried to apply for financial assistance in order to attend college. Without DACA, higher education would have remained out-of-reach for Javier. Now he is… Continue »

Today, Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) announced that he and Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will introduce the Bridge Act, which if passed would provide “provisional protected status” for the undocumented youth who currently qualify for President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Senators Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) are original co-sponsors. According to Frank Sharry,… Continue »

With less than 50 days until President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration, there is burgeoning support for DREAMers and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program across the nation. Last week, Global Strategy Group released a new poll  showing that by more than a 2:1 margin, 58%-28%, Americans oppose an effort to repeal the DACA program for DREAMers. Said Lynn… Continue »

Sen. Dick Durbin continued lifting up the stories of DACA recipients, this morning sharing the successes of Asael Reyes from Chicago, Illinois. When Asael was in high school when he found out he was undocumented. Devastated, he felt he “had no future” and he dropped out of school after struggling with his grades. But his… Continue »

The fight to protect the futures and opportunities of DREAMers and the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program continues to gather momentum. Yesterday, news emerged that Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) is preparing legislation to address DREAMers’ status should President Trump repeal DACA on day one of his presidency, as he has pledged. SaidGraham, “The worst outcome… Continue »