Dreamer legislation moves in House

May 29, 2019 | Community College Daily

The House Judiciary Committee has passed legislation along party lines that would protect “Dreamers” — immigrants who arrived in the U.S. without legal permission as minors — and certain other undocumented immigrants.

The measure, which was split into two separate bills (H.R. 2820 and H.R. 2821) for the committee vote on Wednesday, would allow Dreamers to be eligible for federal student aid programs and permit certain individuals deported by the Trump administration to apply for relief, according to the American Council on Education (ACE). It would potentially benefit millions of Dreamers, including more than 700,000 protected from deportation under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, ACE said.

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