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The renewal deadline for Dreamers is Thursday

Sens. Durbin and Graham introduced their bipartisan DREAM Act on Sept. 5. Photo: Manuel Balce Ceneta / AP

"America needs to know that the clock is ticking" for Dreamers, Sen. Dick Durbin said at a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday.

The bottom line: Homeland Security will only process applications for Dreamers who are eligible for DACA renewal between now and March 5th if they receive them by Thursday. Durbin urged the department to consider applications coming from hurricane-ravaged Texas, Louisiana, Florida and Puerto Rico on a case-by-case basis.