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    House passes DREAM Act, hoping to place millions of illegals on path to citizenship

    House passes latest DREAM Act, hoping to place millions of immigrants on path to citizenship

    BY CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ
    JUNE 4, 2019 / 6:50 PM / CBS NEWS

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    — With a handful of Republican votes, House Democrats passed the latest version of the DREAM Act, an ambitious expansion of a nearly two-decades-long legislative effort that would place millions of young undocumented immigrants and immigrants with temporary status on a pathway to U.S. citizenship.


    The Democratic-led chamber approved the sweeping immigration bill, dubbed the DREAM and Promise Act of 2019, by a vote of 237 to 187, sending the legislation to the Republican-controlled Senate, which is unlikely to consider it.

    The White House has also issued a veto threat against the measure.

    Seven Republicans in the House joined 230 Democrats in voting for the bill. No Democrats voted against the measure.

    The proposal would grant young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, including those shielded from deportation by the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, an opportunity to acquire permanent lawful status if they meet certain requirements. The bill would also allow hundreds of thousands of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients — as well as Liberian immigrants covered by Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) — to gain permanent residency.

    "There hasn't been a vote on a bill like this since 2010, so it is a big deal," Bruna Bouhid, a 27-year-old DACA recipient told CBS News, referring to the last time a chamber in Congress passed a version of the DREAM Act, which was first introduced in 2001. "Our communities have been fighting for this for a really long time."


    Bouhid, who came to the U.S. from Brazil when she was 7, said the bill's passage sends a clear message to Congress that immigrants, including those like her who could face deportation if their protections end, will only support proposals to legalize their status if they do not include more funding for immigration enforcement agencies, like Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP).


    "You have an administration that proactively killed DACA, TPS and DED to put these communities at risk of deportation. They've been hellbent on using ICE and CBP to go after our communities," she added.


    Despite the bill's bleak prospects in the Senate, House Democrats believe the passage of one of their signature legislative issues will convey to the electorate that they continue using their majority to push through legislation, even during a tense standoff with the White House and increasing talk of a possible impeachment inquiry against President Trump.


    "This is a day that glorifies what America is to the world. A place of refuge, a place of safety, a place of opportunity," House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said at a press conference before the vote, citing a speech in which Republican President Ronald Reagan said the U.S. is a "better nation" because of immigrants.


    "We will send it to the Senate and then we'll keep on keeping on until it is the law of the land," Hoyer added.


    The legislation — spearheaded by Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard, Nydia Velázquez and Yvette Clarke — would grant DACA recipients and other young undocumented immigrants conditional U.S. permanent residency for 10 years if they meet certain criteria. To be eligible, immigrants must have been younger than 18 when they came to the U.S., and must have lived in the U.S. continuously over the previous four years. They must also have an American high school diploma or GED and pass a background check. Those who have committed serious crimes would be ineligible.


    To be placed on a pathway to citizenship under the bill, these young immigrants must earn a college degree or complete two years of a degree program in an institution of higher education or technical school. They would also qualify if they served honorably in the military or have been employed in the U.S. for more than three years.


    The proposal would also grant this group of young undocumented immigrant access to federal financial aid for college.


    DED and TPS recipients, meanwhile, would be able to obtain permanent residency if they have resided in the U.S. for more than three years before the proposed legislation is enacted and if they do not have any felony convictions or more than one misdemeanor.


    The bill would also make it more difficult for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to end TPS designations for countries, as the Trump administration has sought to do. Since the president was sworn in, his administration tried to terminate TPS protections for more than 300,000 immigrants from El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Sudan, Nepal and Nicaragua. The administration's efforts, however, have been hampered by court rulings.


    Since the fall of 2017, the White House has also tried to dismantle the DACA program, instituted by President Obama in 2012 through executive action. Four circuit courts, however, have blocked the government from completely dismantling the program, and the Supreme Court this week denied a Justice Department request to fast-track the high court's consideration of the legal battle surrounding DACA.


    The government currently allows more than 700,000 DACA recipients, commonly referred to as DREAMers, to renew their protections for a period of two years.

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    "The bill would also allow hundreds of thousands of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients — as well as Liberian immigrants covered by Deferred Enforced Departure (DED)to gain permanent residency."
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    DED??? I don't recall hearing that one before. Geez, how many de facto amnesty programs do we currently have?
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    We need the name of the seven Republicans who voted for this Amnesty bill posted here as soon as possible please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MW View Post
    DED??? I don't recall hearing that one before. Geez, how many de facto amnesty programs do we currently have?
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    Extending Liberian DED Is a Bad Idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by ALIPAC View Post
    We need the name of the seven Republicans who voted for this Amnesty bill posted here as soon as possible please.
    Only seven Republicans voted in favor of the amnesty bill, while no Democrats voted against the legislation.
    The seven Republicans who voted on Tuesday with Democrats to grant illegal aliens amnesty include:

    1. Congressman Don Bacon (R-NE)
    2. Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL)
    3. Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA)
    4. Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX)
    5. Congressman Dan Newhouse (R-WA)
    6. Congressman Chris Smith (R-NJ)
    7. Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI)
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    Quote Originally Posted by MW View Post
    DED??? I don't recall hearing that one before. Geez, how many de facto amnesty programs do we currently have?
    DED Granted Country - Liberia


    March 30, 2020
    DED Period: April 1, 2019, through March 30, 2020
    EADs Auto-Extended Through: Sept. 27, 2019
    Federal Register Notice Citation: 84 FR 13059

    In 2007, President George W. Bush directed that Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) be provided for 18 months to certain Liberians in the United States whose Temporary Protected Status (TPS) was expiring on Sept. 30, 2007.

    President Bush further directed the Secretary of Homeland Security to issue procedures for granting work authorization to DED-covered Liberians. DED continued to be extended for eligible Liberians since that initial period until March 31, 2018, when DED was terminated but given a year-long wind-down period that was set to expire on March 31, 2019.


    On March 28, 2019, President Trump, after consulting relevant executive branch agencies, issued a memorandum directing Secretary Nielsen to extend the DED wind-down period for an additional 12 months, through March 30, 2020, and to provide for continued work authorization during such time.


    For more information about DED, see the Deferred Enforced Departure page.


    Employment Authorization

    You are eligible for employment authorization under the 12-month wind-down period if you:

    • Have continuously resided in the United States since Oct. 1, 2002; and
    • Are a current beneficiary under DED for Liberia.


    Current Liberia DED-related Employment Authorization Documents (EADs) bearing a March 31, 2019, expiration date and an A-11 category are automatically extended for six months through Sept. 27, 2019. Affected individuals’ EADs bearing the March 31, 2019, expiration date, may be used in combination with the Federal Register notice, to demonstrate identity and employment authorization to employers through Sept. 27, 2019, for purposes of Employment Eligibility Verification (Form I-9).


    How to File for an Employment Authorization Document

    If you are covered under DED for Liberia and you want evidence of your employment authorization during the extension of the 12-month wind-down period, you may apply for an EAD. In order to avoid gaps in employment authorization documentation, USCIS recommends that eligible Liberians file their applications for new EADs as soon as possible. You may check general processing times for Form I-765 at https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/. You can follow instructions for applying for an EAD provided in the Federal Register Notice. Generally this will require submission of:

    • Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization, indicating that you were a beneficiary of Liberian TPS as of Sept. 30, 2007, and were covered by DED for Liberians on March 31, 2019, by putting “(a)(11)” in response to Question 20;
    • A copy of your last Form I-797, Notice of Action, showing you were approved for TPS as of Sept. 30, 2007; and
    • The Form I-765 filing fee (or a fee waiver request)


    If we need biometrics to produce the secure EAD, we will notify you to schedule an appointment at a USCIS Application Support Center.


    Where to mail your completed Form I-765:

    If you are... Mail to...
    Mailing your form through the U.S. Postal Service USCIS
    Attn: DED Liberia
    P.O. Box 6943
    Chicago, IL 60680-6943
    Using a non-U.S. Postal Service delivery service USCIS
    Attn: DED Liberia
    131 S. Dearborn 3rd Floor
    Chicago, IL 60603-5517

    Travel Outside the United States

    If travel authorization is provided as a benefit of DED for your country, you must file for advance parole if you wish to travel. Advance parole gives you permission to leave the United States and return during a specified period. To request advance parole, you must file Form I-131, Application for Travel Document.

    If you leave the United States without first receiving advanced parole, you may no longer be eligible for DED and may not be permitted to re-enter the United States.

    Humanitarian




    Last Reviewed/Updated: 04/04/2019

    https://www.uscis.gov/humanitarian/d...ountry-liberia
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    Quote Originally Posted by MW View Post
    DED??? I don't recall hearing that one before. Geez, how many de facto amnesty programs do we currently have?
    Too many! These programs need to be terminated and defunded!

    Those swamp rats are bringing foreigners in from all over the world in the dark of night!

    ONE PROGRAM FOR ALL!

    We already allow one million a year, that is too many!

    We cannot take in one billion people on the planet with all these bogus programs AND allow the invasion going on at our border!

    NO TPS
    NO DACA
    NO AMNESTY #8, #9, #10 !!!

    NO PATH TO STAY!

    FOR PETE'S SAKE TRUMP...SEND THEM BACK!
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