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House Passes Dream and Promise Act, Which Could Grant Citizenship to 2.5 Million

HeadlineJun 05, 2019

The House passed the Dream and Promise Act Tuesday, paving a path to citizenship for 2.5 million undocumented young people, or those with temporary immigration status. The legislation was passed after years of grassroots organizing. In a statement celebrating the bill’s passage, the immigrant youth-led organization United We Dream urged the Senate to pass the act, adding, “We refuse to use our safety as bargaining chips to build up the deportation force and put other communities at risk. We will keep fighting for permanent protection and reject any proposals to grow Trump’s deportation force and anti-immigrant agenda.” The White House has indicated it would veto the bill even if the Republican-controlled Senate also passed it.

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