The young Dreamers and immigrants who have fled war or natural disasters, for them the U.S House of Representatives on Thursday voted to open a gateway to citizenship, giving the Democrats a win in the year’s first vote on the issue.
What does The Two Bill Say?
The “Dreamer” bill would grant a conditional legal status for 10 years to many immigrants up to 18 years of age who were brought illegally into the U.S before this year. Even they would have to graduate from high school or have some other equivalent educational credentials. They must not have any serious criminal records and also have to meet the other conditions. They would have to obtain a higher education degree to attain a legal permanent residence, called a green card. The other bill would let the immigrant farmworkers and their families who have worked illegally in the country over the last two years get certified the agriculture worker status. For a green card, they would have to pay a $1,000 fine and will also have to work for an additional eight years which depends on how long they have held the farm jobs.
Deadlock Between Republicans And Democrats
The success of the legislation is in question which comprises 50 Democrats and 50 Republicans. The Democrats said that their bills were aimed at addressing the whole group of immigrants who deserve to be helped and it didn’t have any aim at the border security. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said, “These immigrant communities strengthen, enrich and ennoble our nation, and they must be allowed to stay”. They were criticized by the Republicans for lacking the provisions of border security.
TPT Policy Advocacy & Recommendations
- The bill will highly stimulate the economy of the U.S and it also creates an earned path to citizenship for the immigrant neighbors, Dreamers, and also to the essential workers who have risked their lives to protect the community of the Americans.
- The bill is a great opportunity for the graduates of the US universities to stay in the U.S and even eliminates the unnecessary hurdles for the employment-based green cards.