Durbin Meets With United We Dream To Discuss Comprehensive Immigration Reform

[WASHINGTON, DC] – U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) today met with representatives from United We Dream, the largest immigrant youth organization in the country, to discuss comprehensive immigration reform, the DREAM Act, and executive action. A photo from today’s meeting is available HERE.  

“United We Dream is a powerful voice for young immigrants nationwide,” Durbin said. “Dreamers just want a chance to give back to the only country they’ve called home. The DACA program has been life-changing for hundreds of thousands of young people, but this initiative is not a permanent solution to the serious issues that exist in our immigration system. Passing comprehensive immigration reform and the DREAM Act are top priorities for me and I will continue to fight on behalf of all Dreamers in Illinois and the United States.”


Last week on the Senate floor, Durbin voiced his strong opposition to the Immigration Rule of Law Act, a bill that would shut down the 2014 expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, deport 290,000 Dreamers who would be eligible for the 2014 expansion of the DACA program, and put at great risk the original DACA program. A video of Durbin remarks are available HERE.


Over the last few years, Durbin, the original sponsor of the DREAM Act, has shared the stories of more than fifty Dreamers on the Senate Floor.  In April 2010, Durbin was the first member of Congress to call for the establishment of DACA.

The stories of every Dreamer Durbin has spoken about on the Senate Floor are available HERE.