House Democrats Introduce Bill to Give Citizenship to DACA and TPS Recipients - NBC Southern California
Immigration in America

Immigration in America

Full coverage of immigration issues in the U.S.

House Democrats Introduce Bill to Give Citizenship to DACA and TPS Recipients

“We look forward to a strong bipartisan vote to pass this bill,” Pelosi said

    processing...

    NEWSLETTERS

    How a Business Education Can Help You Advance Your Career 
    Alex Wong/Getty Images
    This February 14, 2019, file photo shows Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D.-Calif, leaving after a weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC.

    House Democrats introduced a bill Tuesday to provide a path to citizenship for young undocumented immigrants under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and people with other types of temporary protection from deportation, NBC News reports.

    The H.R. 6 bill, also known as the Dream and Promise Act, was introduced by California Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, and the legislation's co-authors include Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., as well as New York Reps. Nydia M. Velázquez and Yvette D. Clarke, among other lead bill sponsors. 

    On top of Dreamers, the bill also provides a citizenship pathway to thousands of Liberians who have been granted Deferred Enforced Departure, known as DED, as well as to immigrants with Temporary Protected Status, which is granted to countries ravaged by natural disasters or war and allows citizens of those countries to remain in the U.S. until the situation improves back home. 

    “We look forward to a strong bipartisan vote to pass this bill,” Pelosi said.

    Trump Walks Back FBI Critique on Foreign Dirt Comments

    [NATL] Trump Walks Back FBI Critique on Foreign Dirt Comments, Says Would Turn Over to Authorities
    President Trump is flipping the script on foreign election interference, after telling ABC News that he’d consider taking foreign dirt on a political opponent. The president clarified his previous statement on Fox News, saying that “there isn’t anything wrong with listening” to such intelligence, and that “of course” he’d contact the authorities if a foreign power offered it to him.”
     
    (Published Friday, June 14, 2019)