House of Representatives Passes Bill for Dreamers and Others

Late Tuesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act.  H.R. 6 would provide a path to permanent residence and U.S. citizenship for certain foreign nationals who entered the United States before the age of 18, nationals of countries designated for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) and those granted Deferred Enforced Departure (DED).

Though a path to permanent residence and citizenship for Dreamers and others has had broad bipartisan support for some years, H.R. 6 is not expected to be taken up by the U.S. Senate and thus is unlikely to become law.