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House Democrats Approve ‘Dream and Promise Act’ (not going anywhere else…)

House Democrats Approve ‘Dream and Promise Act’ (not going anywhere else…)

House lawmakers on Tuesday voted 237-187 in favor of a bill that would cancel deportations and grant citizenship rights to millions of illegal immigrants.

The proposal offers “Dreamers” conditional permanent residency for 10 years if they meet the following criteria: 

  • Arrive in the US before age 18
  • Live in the US for four years before proposal is enacted
  • Have a GED or high school diploma
  • Pass a background check

To obtain full citizenship, “Dreamers” must fulfill one of four requirements:

  • Earn a college degree
  • Complete a two-year program in technical school or other institution of higher learning
  • Serve in the military
  • Work in the US for at least three years

The bill offers permanent residency to TPS and DED recipients if they meet the following criteria:

  • Live in the US for more than three years before proposal is enacted
  • Do not have felony convictions or multiple misdemeanors

The Dream and Promise Act is the latest version of a sweeping legalization proposal introduced in 2001. As estimated by the Migration Policy Institute, it could grant legal protections to 2.7 million people.

“This is a day that glorifies what America is to the world,” said House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD). “A place of refuge, a place of safety, a place of opportunity.”

Republican critics who supported previous efforts to grant citizenship to “Dreamers” oppose this bill because it fails to address the emergency at the southern border and provides no strategy to reduce illegal immigration. If passed, the Dream and Promise Act would produce even greater numbers of illegal immigration. 

Another sticking point for Republicans: the bill does not exclude immigrants with gang ties or DUI convictions.

Author’s Note: Democrats know the Dream and Promise Act will never make it through the Senate. What we are seeing here is a policy statement to voters ahead of the 2020 election: keep Democrats in office if you want to protect illegal immigrants.

Editor’s Note:  This is pure electioneering.  The Democrats have already been offered the chance to legalize ‘Dreamers’ and they turned it down.  My conclusion? Democrats care more about elections than they do people…

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  1. Diane Wright

    But won’t the taxpayers pay for the degree they can’t afford for themselves or their families because of the taxes? Just not right.

  2. Thomas j daley

    This is Socialist/democratic hypocrisy politics to enlist socialist immigrants into their party because the can’t get born Americans to vote for their corruption anymore. Everything they do is anti-American now!

  3. Brady Harness

    The “Lunatic” DUMBOCRAT/SOCIALISTS (Not Patriotic Democrats) once again amply demonstrate their un-ending “STUPIDITY” !!!

  4. Dr Dave

    The sanctity of the vote requires ID for every voter and computer correlation with all other states- (similar to.getting electronic authorization for credit card purchases)- to eliminate diplicate votes or votes by a ZOMBIE APOCALYPSE of ineligible voters who are deceased. Non-citizens are not eligible to vote. PERIOD. We do not need to have an election defrauded by foreign nationals, so voter ID and proof of citizenship when registering to vote or obtaining an ID card should be mandatory. Asking about citizenship for the upcoming Census should also be mandatory. If any State refuses to document voter eligibility, then all the votes and electoral votes of that State should be rejected and not included. DemocRats includling Chucky Schumer talk about “sanctity of the vote”, but refuse to do anything to ensure a clean nonzdisputable vote. All.conservatives should not be complacent and should 100% get out to vote for President Trump and state and local conservative candidates. Take back.the House and increase the majority in the Senate! After indictments are issued for the main Deep State traitors, and their crimes are exposed publically, I would expect a landslide victory for conservatives over the leaderless DemocRats in the 2020 election.

  5. Phil in TX

    As Jeff Dunham’s friend Walter would say: “Dumbass”!

    Phil in TX