Divided House OKs Dems’ bill helping Dreamer immigrants
WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has voted to open a gateway to citizenship for young Dreamers and other immigrants who have fled war or natural disasters abroad.
Thursday’s vote gives Democrats a win in the year’s first vote on immigration.
The issue faces a steep uphill climb in the Senate because Republicans are demanding that immigration bills contain steps to toughen border security.
The bill offers legal status to around two million Dreamers who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children, and to others.
Passage seems imminent on a second bill offering legal status to one million immigrant farm workers.