Dream and Promise Act passes the House

By a vote of 237 to 187, seven Republicans joined 230 Democrats, on June 3, in passing the Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“This legislation includes a permanent path to U.S. citizenship for immigrant youth, including recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and individuals with temporary protected status (TPS) or deferred enforced departure (DED). This bill is much broader than past versions of the Dream Act debated in previous sessions of Congress because of the inclusion of TPS and DED, and there is an elimination of upper age limits to ensure protections go beyond immigrant youth to include more people who've been in the country for decades.“