"We're not giving up," said Sen. Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the No. 2 Democrat in the Senate and the bill's longtime champion. "This is not just a piece of legislation, it is a matter of justice."
Apparently, democrats are giving republicans the courtesy of debate on the issue in order to ease the burden on President Obama to get the job done:
Some Democratic lawmakers would prefer to avoid the legislative battle and instead press the White House to use its executive authority to advance policies important to the immigrant community.
FLASHBACK: Durbin said in September he would do "everything in his power" to get the DREAM Act passed.
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