Thursday, March 28, 2019

WHILE WE WERE CELEBRATING WITH PRESIDENT TRUMP: Sens. Dick Durbin and Lindsey GrahAMNESTY Introduce Bill to Protect 'dreamers'

J. Scott Applewhite/AP
Sens. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) and Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) reintroduced long-stalled legislation Tuesday to create a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.
The legal status of “dreamers,” as those immigrants are commonly known, has been a major flash point in the immigration policy debate since President Trump rolled back an Obama-era order protecting them from deportation. He was later blocked by a federal appeals court, but dreamers still live with uncertainty.
Bipartisan support for dreamers extends to 2001, and versions of the Dream Act have been introduced in subsequent years but never passed. Despite its widespread popularity, it has gotten tied up in the broader immigration debate.
“This is a matter of simple American fairness and justice,” Durbin said in a statement.
The Dream Act would allow young adults to stay in the United States if they came to the country as children, graduated from high school or obtained a GED, and pursued college, military service or at least three years of employment.
More than 2 million people could be eligible.
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