Durbin: GOP Bill Would Deport 600,000 Dreamers And Gut DACA
With just 3 days until the short-term funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security expires, U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) came to the Senate Floor today to urge Senate Republicans to abandon efforts to play politics with the lives of young people impacted by immigration policies like Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). During his speech, Durbin shared the story of Mithi Del Rosario, who received DACA after she graduated from the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) and is now working as a research assistant at the UCLA School of Medicine. Mithi has been able to apply to medical school because of the creation of the DACA program.