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Dreamers, Farmworkers Set to Benefit in New Immigration Plan (1)

Nov. 2, 2021, 9:01 AMUpdated: Nov. 2, 2021, 2:32 PM

House Democrats are exploring a narrowed immigration proposal that would offer protections to farmworkers and “Dreamers” brought to the U.S. as children, though the plan’s prospects in the Senate remain to be seen.

The approach would tighten an existing proposal—already informally rejected by the Senate’s top rules interpreter—to update the federal immigration registry law to offer a path to citizenship for people who arrived in the U.S. before 2010. House Democrats last week included the registry plan in draft text of their sweeping social spending and tax package (H.R. 5376).

“This hasn’t been a topic of great discussion, ...

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