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Bill Forthcoming To Help Protect 'Dreamers,' Durbin Says

Law360, New York (December 2, 2016, 10:38 PM EST) -- Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., confirmed Thursday that he is collaborating with Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., to introduce a bill that could protect young immigrants in the country without legal permission, often referred to as "Dreamers," amid concerns the Trump administration will cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Durbin, a longtime advocate for “Dreamers,” took to the Senate floor to confirm that he’s been speaking with Graham regarding introducing legislation that would provide for a “temporary stay” so that young unauthorized immigrants could be shielded from deportation until Congress creates a broader immigration bill.

“Sen. [Graham] and I discussed it...

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