US Senate debates 'Dreamer' immigrants future for first time in five years

  • Jonathan Lowe
    By Jonathan Lowe

The US Senate began a major, free-for-all immigration debate, its first in nearly five years, on 12 February that could decide the fate of 700,000 "Dreamer" immigrants, young people brought into the country illegally years ago as children. Under an order issued last year by Republican President Donald Trump, the Dreamers could be deported after 5 March, a deadline that will loom behind the rare Senate debate. 

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