Durbin and Graham Plan Bill to Give DREAMers Legal Status

Sens. Richard J. Durbin, D-Illinois, and Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, are working to draft legislation to give young undocumented immigrants legal status.

The action comes after President Barack Obama said he would not take action to pardon DREAMERs — undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children who meet the requirements of the Development, Relief, and Education for Minors Act — before he left office.

The goal is to finish the bill before a new Congress is sworn in and before the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump to have another attempt at immigration reform in the future.

During the campaign, Trump pledged to revoke the deferred action via Obama’s executive order.

Durbin said he thinks the effort will have bipartisan support.

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