February 5, 2018 / 6:08 PM / in 10 months

Key U.S. Senate Democrat throws weight behind new immigration bill

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) delivers remarks to reporters after the weekly Democratic Party caucus luncheon at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., January 17, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new proposal in the U.S. Senate to strengthen border security and give some young undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship got a boost on Monday when Democratic Senator Dick Durbin, a leading voice for protecting “Dreamers,” gave his support.

“Senator Durbin is for it,” spokesman Ben Marter told Reuters, adding that the senator believes the bipartisan legislation being introduced “is a positive step” toward pairing Dreamer protections with “reasonable border security measures.”

Reporting by Richard CowanEditing by Jonathan Oatis

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