Daniel Lipinski

01/13/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/13/2018 18:46

Lipinski Offers Initial Support for Bipartisan Senate DACA Plan Led by Durbin and Graham

Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) released the following statement today:

'Earlier today, I participated in a Problem Solvers Caucus conference call to learn more about the bipartisan immigration compromise that Senators Dick Durbin, Lindsey Graham, and four others have negotiated. The proposal addresses the areas that were agreed upon to be the basis of bipartisan talks during a White House meeting this past Tuesday. As described on the call, the Senators' proposal sounds like a commonsense, compromise agreement that will provide a path to citizenship for immigrants brought to this country as children, while also helping to secure the border and making other sensible changes to immigration policy.

'After spending four months in a ten-member bipartisan working group developing a fix for DACA, I understand the difficulties of finding a compromise on this issue that can pass both the House and Senate, and be signed by the President. Many of the pieces of the Senate plan are similar to the plan that our working group has been putting together.

'I want to thank my colleagues in the Senate for their willingness to take on this challenge, and I especially want to thank Senator Durbin, author of the Dream Act, for putting in the hard work to develop a compromise that can get enacted into law. I look forward to seeing all the details of this plan, and then hopefully helping to lead Congress to a solution that is good not only for these immigrants but for our whole country.'