Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin said Sunday that he thinks he is "close" to securing the Republican votes needed to overcome a Senate filibuster to advance a key immigration measure that would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.
Amid a tough reelection bid, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn of Texas is airing a Spanish-language TV ad saying he supports the DREAM Act, even though he twice voted against it and once called its attempted passage a "political stunt."
A bipartisan group of senators offered President Donald Trump and his homeland security secretary a chance to put their money where their mouth is by supporting a measure to give protections to young undocumented immigrants through Congress, rather than through an administrative program the president opposes. The administration is not taking it.
South Carolina Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Illinois Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin plan to re-introduce a version of the long-stalled DREAM Act, that would grant legal status to young people brought to the country illegally as children.