Durbin Statement On Government Funding and the Dream Act

WASHINGTON—U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) released the following statement:

I did not support this government funding measure because it did not include the Dream Act. Since President Trump abolished DACA three months ago, more than 13,000 Dreamers have lost that protection—at a rate of 1,000 each week. This isn’t just about the Dream Act for these young people—we are fighting for the American dream.