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Senate Democrats are debating whether to include language in the defense authorization bill to give legal status to young people who are illegal immigrants but serve in the military.

There’s broad support for the idea in the Democratic conference, but there’s also worries that including the controversial idea could derail the defense authorization bill.

“I think it’s a tactical issue,” Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.), the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told The Hill.