Durbin, Graham file Dream Act, hoping to ward off legal challenge to DACA.

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Hoping to fend off a legal challenge to a program that has spared nearly 800,000 young immigrants from deportation, two veteran senators made a long-shot appeal to President Trump on Thursday to support legislation that would put those immigrants and thousands of others on a path to U.S. citizenship.

Sen. Richard J. Durbin (D-Ill.) and Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.) introduced “Dream Act” legislation that would grant permanent legal status to more than 1 million young people who arrived in the United States before they turned 18, passed security checks and met other criteria, including enrolling in college, joining the military or finding jobs. Immigrants must have lived in the United States for at least four years to apply.
“I am hoping we can find a pathway forward with President Trump,” Graham said at a news conference. “Wouldn’t it be ironic if the man who started his campaign talking about illegal immigration in a very tough way would be the man who started the country on a path to solving the problem?”
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/immigration/durbin-graham-file-dream-act-hoping-to-ward-off-legal-challenge-to-daca/2017/07/20/19ade326-6cd4-11e7-b9e2-2056e768a7e5_story.html?utm_term=.38a9f8fbcbcf

imagine if this was the legislation Trump championed to kick off his presidency? That would have shown true leadership.
 
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Good to see our elected servants do the bidding of those who illegally came into the country.

How nice.
 

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Sounds promising.

But they may need enough votes to override a Trump veto.
yup...pretty dumb move.
But yup....

Before Sens. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) officially unveiled a new iteration of the Dream Act on Thursday, White House officials had already indicated Trump wouldn’t sign it, McClatchy reports. Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly, who has urged Congress to act on reform for Dreamers, won’t back it, either ― a spokesman said he “supports the president’s position.”
Trump's Sympathy For Dreamers Doesn't Extend To Actual Legislation To Help Them | HuffPost

We'll have to see. This bill has bi-partisan support. The last thing Trump needs is the majority of Congress turning against him. They might like it so much that impeachment no longer seems like such a bad idea after all.