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Sen. Dick Durbin

Sen. Durbin Lifts Up Story of Pablo, DREAMer and Future Physician, On Senate Floor

The Republicans, it seems, are determined to drive their respectability and electability into the ground.  Twice 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 funding … Continue reading »

Sen. Durbin Lifts Up Story of Aaima, DREAMer and Future Physician, on Senate Floor

Earlier this month, House Republicans made funding for the Department of Homeland Security contingent on overturning DACA and DAPA — and now they’re waiting for Senate Republicans to do the same.  More than half a million DACA-mented young people in the last two years have flourished as a result of being able to legally work … Continue reading »

Sen. Durbin Lifts Up Story of Karen, DREAMer and Future Law Student, On Senate Floor

Earlier this month, House Republicans made funding for the Department of Homeland Security contingent on overturning DACA and DAPA — and now they’re waiting for Senate Republicans to do the same.  More than half a million DACA-mented young people in the last two years have flourished as a result of being able to legally work … Continue reading »

Sen. Durbin Tells Story of Juan Rios, DREAMer and Mechanical Engineer, on Senate Floor

Earlier this month, House Republicans made funding for the Department of Homeland Security contingent on overturning DACA and DAPA — and now they’re waiting for Senate Republicans to do the same.  More than half a million DACA-mented young people in the last two years have flourished as a result of being able to legally work … Continue reading »

Sen. Durbin Shares the Story of Ola Kaso on Senate Floor

Earlier this month, House Republicans made funding for the Department of Homeland Security contingent on overturning DACA and DAPA — and now they’re waiting for Senate Republicans to do the same.  More than half a million DACA-mented young people in the last two years have flourished as a result of being able to legally work … Continue reading »

Sen. Durbin Lifts Up the Stories of Carlos and Rafael Robles on Senate Floor

Earlier this month, House Republicans made funding for the Department of Homeland Security contingent on overturning DACA and DAPA — and now they’re waiting for Senate Republicans to do the same.  More than half a million DACA-mented young people in the last two years have flourished as a result of being able to legally work … Continue reading »

Sen. Durbin Highlights Story of Former DREAMer and Veteran Featured in New Film, Spare Parts

Throughout the week Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) has been taking to the Senate floor to describe the transformative impact the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is having on people’s lives.  While more than 600,000 young people have applied for the program since 2012 and are now studying, working and otherwise contributing to the country they … Continue reading »

Sen. Durbin is Lifting Up DACA Success Stories on Senate Floor — While Republicans Aim to Bring DACA Down

Immigration reform champion Senator Richard Durbin (D-IL) has been taking to the Senate floor regularly to describe the transformative impact the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is having on people’s lives.  You’d think that policymakers from all political ideologies would support allowing smart, talented, and driven Americans to realize their full potential in … Continue reading »

Sen. Durbin Slams Ted Cruz for Campaign to End DACA: Deporting DREAMers is Not "What This Country is About"

House Republicans have come after DREAMers again and again during this legislative session, voting no less than five times to end DACA and deport them.  Now, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) wants to push the Senate to do the same thing, on the pretext that DACA caused the child migrant crisis on the border, even though everyone else has … Continue reading »

Durbin Field Hearing Highlights Contributions of Immigrants in Military, Calls for Policies to Include DREAMers

In Wake of Eric Cantor’s Decision to Block Non-Controversial ENLIST Act, Hearing Illustrates Consequences for Military and Country Today in Chicago, longtime immigration champion Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)’s Defense Subcommittee on Appropriations is holding a field hearing on the contributions of immigrants in the military and the need to expand enlistment policies to include DREAMers … Continue reading »