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VIDEO: Senator Durbin tells Father Rey Piñeda’s DACA Story

Yesterday, Senator Dick Durbin spoke on the Senate floor to tell another story about DREAMers and DACA. He shared the story of Father Rey Piñeda, a Catholic priest at Cathedral of Christ the King in Atlanta, Georgia. The full story is below the video. Father Rey has DACA. From Senator Durbin’s office: DACA Story: Father … Continue reading »

Senator Dick Durbin Becomes First Member Of The Senate To Share A Meal With DAPA Family

One day after the one-year anniversary of President Obama’s historic DAPA and expanded DACA announcement, immigration champion Senator Dick Durbin became the first sitting member of the United States Senate to share a meal with a DAPA-eligible family. As part of the “DAPA Dinner” campaign, Senator Durbin sat down for lunch with the Ramirez family … Continue reading »

On Anniversary of DAPA Announcement, “DAPA Dinners” Effort Offers Fresh Reminder of What’s at Stake for Millions of Immigrant Families

Senators and Congressmen Continue to Sign Up for Sit Down with DAPA-Eligible Families  Today, November 20th, marks the one year anniversary of President Obama’s historic DAPA announcement, which would’ve grant much needed deportation relief to millions of immigrants and their families.  While the day should be a joyous occasion met with celebration and cheerful commemoration, for many … Continue reading »

Maria Represents The Best of America — But Republicans Would Rather See Her Go

Funding for the Department of Homeland Security runs out tomorrow, yet Congressional Republicans are determined to continue playing with our nation’s security at the expense of millions of immigrant families. Everyone knows that a clean DHS bill will eventually be passed, but Republicans have instead pushed for a bill with riders that would end DAPA … Continue reading »

Mithi’s Story Explains Why GOP Should Stop Attacking Immigrants, Pass Clean DHS Funding Bill

The Republicans, it seems, are determined to drive their respectability and electability into the ground.  Four times already, they have pushed for votes on the DHS funding bill passed by the House, which unfortunately contains riders that would end DACA and DAPA — maximizing the deportations of DREAMers and immigrant parents.  National security funding is … Continue reading »

Senator Durbin Lifts Up Aspiring Doctor’s DREAMer Story on Senate Floor

For weeks now, Congressional Republicans have been embroiled in fight with each other over a DHS funding bill that would end DACA and DAPA for millions of DREAMers and immigrant parents. The House and Senate could pass a clean funding bill — as Democrats have been insisting — but apparently for Republicans, attacking immigrant families … Continue reading »

Sen. Durbin Lifts Up DREAMer Story of Magdaleno Brothers, Both Engineers, on Senate Floor

The Republicans, it seems, are determined to drive their respectability and electability into the ground.  Three times last week, they pushed for votes on the DHS funding bill passed by the House, which unfortunately contains riders that would end DACA and DAPA — maximizing the deportations of DREAMers and immigrant parents.  National security funding is too important … Continue reading »

Sen. Durbin Highlights Story of Johana, DREAMer and Future Doctor, on Senate Floor

The Republicans, it seems, are determined to drive their respectability and electability into the ground.  Three times last week, they pushed for votes on the DHS funding bill passed by the House, which unfortunately contains riders that would end DACA and DAPA — maximizing the deportations of DREAMers and immigrant parents.  National security funding is too important … Continue reading »

Sen. Durbin Highlights the Story of Everardo, DREAMer and Future Physician

The Republicans, it seems, are determined to drive their respectability and electability into the ground.  Three times now this week, they have pushed for votes on the DHS funding bill passed by the House, which unfortunately contains riders that would end DACA and DAPA — maximizing the deportations of DREAMers and immigrant parents.  National security … Continue reading »