Dream And Promise Act Wins House Approval

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives took an important step forward in making the U.S. immigration system more humane by passing H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act.

H.R. 6 sets forth a path for citizenship for more than two million "Dreamers" — undocumented people brought to the United States by their parents when they were young children — those with Temporary Protected Status, and Deferred Action Departure recipients. The bill will give much needed protection and hope to millions of people who have made their lives in the United States.

"We are thrilled the House has passed the Dream and Promise Act," said Melanie Nezer, HIAS’ senior vice president of public affairs. "Our elected officials in the House answered the call to restore stability to the lives of millions of our neighbors."

The Dream and Promise Act will now go before the Senate for approval. The bill previously failed to receive a vote in the upper chamber after it was passed by the House in 2019. "Today's vote represents the will of the vast majority of Americans: seventy-seven percent of voters, from both parties, support citizenship for Dreamers," Nezer said. "We hope the Senate and the Biden administration will also listen to those voters and make the Dream and Promise Act the law of the land."

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