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Senators Kaine, Warner on Senate Failure to Protect DREAMers, Pass Bipartisan Immigration Legislation


See below for statements by Sen. Tim Kaine and Sen. Mark Warner on today’s Senate #FAIL regarding protections for DREAMers, immigration reform, etc. As usual, the fault lies with Trump and his merry band of extremist Republicans. Heckuva job, huh?


WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement following the Senate’s vote on a compromise deal to protect Dreamers, which failed 54 – 45: 

“President Trump created a crisis, asked Congress to clean up his mess, and when we reached a compromise that delivered on his promises to protect Dreamers and boost border security, he refused to take yes for an answer and tanked the deal. I’m disappointed, but I won’t give up on protecting Dreamers from deportation. La lucha sigue – the fight continues.” 

For the last month, Kaine worked with a bipartisan group of Senators to reach this deal that would have protected 1.8 million Dreamers and boosted border security by the $25 billion that President Trump asked for.


~ On the Senate’s failure to pass bipartisan protection for Dreamers ~

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA) released the following statement after the Senate failed to advance bipartisan legislation to protect young immigrants known as Dreamers:

“I’m extremely disappointed that our reasonable, bipartisan compromise failed to garner the 60 votes needed to move forward. I will continue to work with my colleagues to protect the Dreamers, who know no other home but America.” 

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