Dems Aim To Wrangle GOP Votes For DACA Bill In Lame-Duck Session

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At a glance

  • Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has made passing immigration reform a top priority for the Senate in the last few months of the 117th Congress.
  • That would include creating a pathway to citizenship for beneficiaries of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
  • Fellow Democratic Sen. Dick Durbin, the Majority Whip, claimed that he had “four or five” Republican votes to pass such legislation, with about the same number being needed in order to get to 60 votes to avoid a GOP filibuster.

 

 

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