US passes immigration bill in defiance of Trump

US passes immigration bill in defiance of Trump

Agency News

Washington, Jun 5: The US House of Representatives passed an immigration bill that could offer path to citizenship to undocumented immigrants in defiance of US President Donald Trump's opposition.
The 237-187 vote was largely along party lines with only seven Republican lawmakers joining their Democratic counterparts in supporting the bill.
According to the bill passed on Tuesday, qualified recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program - also known as "Dreamers" - will be eligible for a 10-year-long legal residence status.
In addition, they can obtain a permanent green card, if they spend two years in higher education or military, or three years in a job.
If passed, the bill would put about 2 million qualified Dreamers, people brought to the US illegally when they were young, on a path to US citizenship.
However, the bill was unlikely to be considered in the Republican-controlled Senate.