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Durbin Says the Horrifying Deaths of Migrants Found in a Tractor Trailer Should Be an “Uvalde Moment” for Immigration Reform

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) said he has restarted his immigration reform talks with Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) {snip}

Those talks were put on hold while Tillis negotiated with Democrats on the gun safety legislation that the Senate and House passed last week, but Durbin, the Senate Judiciary chair, told POLITICO at the NATO Summit in Madrid that it’s now top of mind for him.

“{snip} I think what happened at the border with finding 51 dead migrants in that tractor trailer is what I would call a ‘Uvalde moment.’ I hope it sparks an interest in finding a bipartisan approach to dealing with immigration.”