Dream Act

Durbin: ‘I’m Close’ to Getting Senate Votes Needed to Advance DREAM Act

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union” that he is “close” to securing the Republican votes needed to overcome a Senate filibuster to advance the so-called DREAM Act, which would create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.

U.S. Sen Dick Durbin (D-IL) speaks during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing titled "Examining Best Practices for Incarceration and Detention During COVID-19," in the Dirksen Building in Washington, DC on June 2, 2020. (Photo by ERIN SCOTT / POOL / AFP) (Photo by ERIN SCOTT/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Democrats Ready to Introduce Dream Act—Amnesty for ‘Millions’

House Democrats on March 12 will reportedly introduce an expanded version of the Dream Act that will provide protections and a pathway to citizenship for “millions” of so-called Dreamers. In addition, the bill will also offer increased protections for those with “Temporary Protected Status” and refugees who have received Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) status.

WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 5: Demonstrators march during a demonstration in response to the Trump Administration's announcement that it would end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program on September 5, 2017 in Washington, DC. DACA, an immigration policy passed by former President Barack Obama, allows certain undocumented immigrants …