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Democrat from Illinois

Dick Durbin in the senior U.S. senator from Illinois and the Democratic majority whip.

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Recent stories featuring Richard Durbin

Timeline: DACA, the Trump administration and a government shutdown

Lawmakers have agreed to reopen the federal government after a shutdown due to failure to compromise on federal funding and on a deal for young immigrants at risk of deportation, so-called "Dreamers."

Donald Trump’s ‘s---hole countries’ remark and its policy history

President Donald Trump has shocked people for using disparaging language during a meeting about protections for immigrants from Haiti, El Salvador and African countries.

"Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?" Trump asked.

What happened at the immigration meeting between Trump, bipartisan lawmakers

President Donald Trump offered a surprising look into his talks with bipartisan lawmakers on immigration policy, allowing television cameras to capture about 54 minutes of discussion at a Jan. 9 White House meeting about the fate of immigrants known as "Dreamers."

Biggest tax increase or biggest tax cut?

We umpire the debate between pundit Joe Scarborough and Sen. Dick Durbin.