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'I'm losing sleep over it': Democrats see do-or-die moment to overhaul immigration

Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin has been trying to grant young undocumented Dreamers a path to citizenship for two decades.

He believes he's closer than ever to success.

But it all hinges on an arcane procedural decision in the hands of the Senate parliamentarian, who will rule on whether certain changes to immigration law are eligible for the filibuster-proof budget process that Democrats are using to pass a multitrillion-dollar bill.

"I'm losing sleep over it," Durbin told NBC News. "It is the best opportunity we've had in 20 years."

Democrats want to allow four categories of people legally in the U.S. to apply for permanent residence: DACA beneficiaries, temporary protected status recipients, farm workers and essential workers.

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