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Senators Collins, King Join Bipartisan Group of Senators in Support of Legislative Solution for DACA
Washington, D.C. — U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King joined a bipartisan effort led by Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) to develop bipartisan legislation to address Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and other immigration issues.
“It’s imperative that Congress act so that young people who were brought to the United States as children, through no decision of their own, can stop living in fear of deportation. I have talked with “Dreamers” living in Maine who have grown up in our State and have known no other country as their home,” said Senator Collins. “This issue transcends political divisions, with members of both parties expressing sympathy for the “Dreamers” and support for a legislative solution. I am proud to join this growing bipartisan group of leaders in advancing this important effort that will fairly address the needs of the DACA population, strengthen border security, and help improve our immigration system.”
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U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Intelligence Committees, released the following statement in response to President Trump’s new travel ban:
“President Trump’s original travel ban was a serious policy mistake and legally questionable – and that he needed to issue a new, revised ban only underscores that fact."
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