US House approves bill creating path to citizenship for ‘DREAMers’
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US House approves bill creating path to citizenship for ‘DREAMers’

The US House of Representatives voted 237-187 Tuesday to approve HR6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019, which would create a path to citizenship for so-called DREAMers who entered the country illegally as minors.

According to the Migration Policy Institute, HR6 would help around 2.7 million, of an estimated 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants, receive green cards. The bill calls for the Department of Homeland Security or the Department of Justice to end proceedings against aliens who entered the US as minors.

The bill cancels and prohibits removal proceedings against certain aliens and provides such aliens with a path toward permanent resident status.

The Department of Homeland Security or the Department of Justice shall cancel removal proceedings against certain aliens who entered the United States as minors and grant such aliens conditional permanent residence status for 10 years.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the bill would most likely not receive a vote in the Senate.