The House of Representatives passed a bill on Tuesday that prevents immigrants who came to the U.S.as young children from being deported and gives them permanent residency along with a path to citizenship, fulfilling a major campaign promise without the drama that sank Miami Republicans when they tried to find an immigration compromise previous year.
Saying that its approval signalled a "promise made" to young Americans who were brought to the United States as undocumented immigrant youths, Congressman Bill Pascrell lauded Tuesday's passage of the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019. It would also offer protections for immigrants with temporary humanitarian protections.
The bill will have "political consequences" for Democrats in November, executive director of the Center for Immigration Studies Mark Krikorian told the Free Beacon.
The bill would grant DACA recipients with conditional permanent resident status for up to 10 years.
It would also shield others in the U.S. temporarily because their home countries - chiefly in Central America, Africa and the Middle East - have been ravaged by wars or natural disasters.
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All 230 House Democrats and seven Republicans voted to pass the American Dream and Promise Act, which would give "dreamers" 10 years of legal residence status as long as they had not committed any crime more serious than a traffic violation while in the United States illegally. Among the bill's supporters are the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the AFL-CIO labor organization, immigration and liberal groups.
During a press conference on 4 June, the speaker of the house Nancy Pelosi said that this bill should not cause division in the party line, though, according to her, it's probably not going to happen. All those who voted no on the MTR were Democrats, except for Rep. Justin Amash (R-MI).
Customs and Border Protection reported apprehending 531,711 migrants at the southern border through the first seven months of this fiscal year - already more than the 521,090 apprehended in all of fiscal 2018. "There are serious - life or death - repercussions if the Congress does not act".
But Republicans said the bill penalizes immigrants who have followed the rules to come to the US and apply for citizenship, and that it would only entice more migrants to try to cross the southern border, which they said is in crisis.
The tech executive expressed support for hundreds of his colleagues who he said are so-called Dreamers and spoke of their positive contributions.