U.S Senator Dick Durbin is applauding President Obama's decision not to deport young, undocumented immigrant students.  It's part of the DREAM Act, which Durbin first introduced over a decade ago but has hasn't been able to pass through Congress.  

The president has trumped Congress, though.  He signed an executive order which grants temporary legal status to the children of immigrants who were brought to the United States before they were 16, have lived here for at least five years, and must either be in school, have completed school, or serve in the military.  Obama's executive order requires those eligible to renew that status every two years.  Durbin says the executive order is a step in the right direction but he still urges passage of the full DREAM Act.

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