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Senator Dick Durbin Presses Senate To Provide Pathway To Citizenship For Dreamers

US Senator Dick Durbin Addressing DACA Ruling To The Senate
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US Senator Dick Durbin Addressing DACA Ruling To The Senate

Last week a Federal Judge in Texas declared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program unlawful, something that US Senator Dick Durbin disagrees with.
DACA was partially based on the Dream Act introduced by US Senator Dick Durbin in 2001 and reintroduced as the Dream Act of 2021 earlier this year, but has not been passed into law.

Unlike the Dream Act, DACA doesn’t provide a pathway to citizenship which is something Senator Durbin wants to change.

“Senate Democrats need to provide a permanent legislative solution for the Dreamers. We need to act swiftly. I hope that my Republican colleagues with conscience will think long and hard about whether they're going to stand in the way of the Dreamers at this moment in history.”

Currently more than six-hundred thousand people are enrolled in the program.