Yesterday, millions of illegal immigrants in the United States gained legislative ground in their quest to be legalized. To the surprise of some conservatives, dozens of Republicans joined with Democrats on one of the House of Representatives bills.
“The House approved two bills Thursday that could grant citizenship rights to about half of the 11 million immigrants who are in the U.S. illegally, with Democrats saying the current surge of migrants at the border shouldn’t stand in the way of rewarding those who’ve already been here for years,” according to The Washington Times.
“One bill would legalize farmworkers who are here without permission, while the other would do the same for young adult “Dreamers,” as well as migrants here under special protections such as deferred deportation or Temporary Protected Status.
“The farm-worker measure passed 247-174, drawing 30 Republicans’ support. The Dreamer bill passed 228-197, with nine Republicans in favor… [emphasis added]
“‘We say to the world we are making a very big difference in how we value the diversity of America,’ House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, said ahead of the votes.
“Bill supporters repeatedly rejected the term “amnesty” for the legislation, though that’s exactly what opponents said both bills would be.”
For more, go to The Washington Times.
Please share your opinion. Do you believe the bills passed by the House do represent a grant of “amnesty” to illegal immigrants even though Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats reject that term?
The vote comes amid a surge of illegal immigrants trying to enter the US, which the Biden administration and congressional Democrats resist calling a crisis at the border.https://t.co/WU67dItp78
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