‘Dreamers’ Bill Stirs Partisan Fight Over Border Enforcement

June 15, 2021, 7:26 PM

Legislation that would grant a path to citizenship to young immigrants brought to the U.S as children has triggered a fresh round of partisan skirmishes over border security—as the fate of a program shielding them from deportation hangs in the balance.

“If our standard on standing any immigration law is that we must have perfect compliance of all other laws, we’ll never do anything. That’s a mistake,” Senate Judiciary Committee Chair Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said at a hearing Tuesday. Still, he signaled some willingness to address Republican concerns about record numbers of migrants crossing the border with Mexico.

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