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Immigration Bills Move Forward as GOP Demands Border Security

May 23, 2019, 2:20 PM

The House Judiciary Committee approved legislation that would grant legal status to certain undocumented immigrants, clearing the path for an eventual full chamber vote on the three proposals.

The committee voted in favor of the Dream Act (H.R. 2820), the American Promise Act (H.R. 2821), and the Venezuela TPS Act (H.R. 549) late May 22.

The committee split into two what had been a single bill covering both young, undocumented immigrants known as “dreamers” as well as immigrants in two temporary deportation relief programs the Trump administration has planned...

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