Sen. Dick Durbin Unveils Protection Effort For DACA Youth

Sen. Dick Durbin Unveils Protection Effort For DACA Youth

Illinois U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin says he and Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham will introduce a measure to temporarily freeze any attempt at deporting undocumented youth who participate in the DACA program. 

DACA is President Obama’s executive measure that gives a temporary reprieve to undocumented individuals who were brought to the U.S. as children. 

Durbin says his legislation would not allow those individuals to be deported under a Trump administration unless Congress fixes immigration policy as a whole. During his presidential campaign, Trump vowed to rescind Obama’s executive orders on immigration.