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“Let’s Get It Done” – Sen. Durbin on Immigration and Larger Way Forward on BBB Legislative Package

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Washington, DC – Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), one of the nation’s foremost champions for immigrants, appeared on NPR this weekend to assess the way forward for the Build Back Better legislative package, including its immigration provisions. He noted

A memo America’s Voice released Friday offers a recap on why the work permits and deportation protections that passed in the House legislation are a major step forward, and a step that we believe will propel us forward in our quest for a path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants who are Americans in all but paperwork.

The memo explores three key points:

  • The immigration provisions of BBB would provide meaningful relief for 7.1 million undocumented immigrants who have lived in the U.S. for an average of 20 years.
  • The provisions are specifically designed to pass muster with the Senate Parliamentarian.
  • The American public strongly supports reform and relief for undocumented immigrants.

Read the full memo from America’s Voice: Supporting the Meaningful Immigration Provisions in the Build Back Better Legislative Package