House to vote on immigration bills for ‘Dreamers’ and farmworkers

In Washington, the House is expected to pass two immigration reform bills Thursday that would put millions of undocumented immigrants on a path to citizenship.

The Dream and Promise Act focuses on the roughly 2.5 million people brought to the U.S. as children, known as “Dreamers,” and those under Temporary Protected Status. Another bill is aimed at giving temporary legal status to immigrant farmworkers and their families.

The legislation is seen as a first step in a broader immigration plan from the Biden administration to give all 11 million undocumented immigrants legal status. But that plan faces a tough road ahead, especially in the Senate. Republicans have largely rejected that proposal amid a recent rise in unaccompanied migrant children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.

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