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The US House of Representatives voted to pass the Dream Act for undocumented migrants. Known as the American Dream and Promise Act, it’s a  measure aimed at providing a pathway to citizenship. Its primary goal is to help secure citizenship for migrants who arrived in the US as children. The bill’s passage comes at a time as large numbers of migrants overwhelmed US southern border towns. Voting 228-197, nine Republicans cast a “yes” vote along with Democrats to pass the bill. Next, the bill now heads to the Senate, which won’t be as welcoming as the House.

RELATED: Supreme Court Shoots Down Bid to Nix ‘Dreamers’

The Dream Act 

More popularly known as the Dream Act, the bill will provide opportunities for more than 2.3 million “Dreamers,” or unauthorized immigrants who arrived as minors. It will also cover beneficiaries of selected humanitarian programs. With the measure, they can complete a program to gain permanent legal status and eventually, U.S. citizenship.

An earlier version of the Dream Act passed the House during the previous Congress. However, it never saw the floor in the Senate. Now, Democrats hope to achieve full passage given they also control the Senate. However, they will need at least ten Republican Senators to support the bill in order to get the necessary votes.

Farm Workforce Modernization Act

Also on Thursday, the House also passed The Farm Workforce Modernization Act. This act helps approximately 1 million undocumented farm workers to apply for legal status. The bill received support from both Democrats and a sizable number of Republicans. In fact, it passed via a 247-174 vote, which included 30 Republicans voting in support of the measure. Representative Jared Golden (ME) is the lone Democrat who sided with the majority of Republicans who voted no. 

GOP Representative Dan Newhouse (WA) defended the bill. “There simply isn’t enough interest among domestic workers to get these jobs done,” he said Thursday. The bill provides a “targeted” and “bipartisan solution” needed by farmers and ranchers. Meanwhile, Democrat sponsors say the act can impact the lives of an estimated 3.4 million people.

Don’t Ignore the Southern Border

Many Republicans took the floor Thursday to denounce the administration of President Joe Biden for mishandling the current border crisis. An overwhelming number of migrants deluged the US southern border in the hopes of entering the US. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, who recently returned from a border visit, decried the administration’s shortcomings. “It is the Biden border crisis. So far, the Biden Administration and Congressional Democrats aren’t providing any solutions,” he said. 

Republicans argued that Biden unleashed the crisis by rolling back former President Donald’s Trump more hardline immigration policies. In particular, the White House seemed to relax on the policy of allowing unaccompanied minors to enter the US. Now, there are 9,562 unaccompanied children in custody among various Health and Human Services (HHS) facilities. An additional 4,5000 migrants are in Border Patrol custody. Once documented and processed, migrants transfer to HHS shelters.

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Biden Denies the Border Situation is a Crisis

Meanwhile, the Biden administration refuses to call the situation a ‘crisis,’ preferring instead to heap blame on the previous administration. White House officials and leading Democrats in the House insist that they inherited a system unprepared for the increased number. 

“Give us the time to rebuild the system that was entirely dismantled in the prior administration, and we have in fact begun to rebuild that system,” Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas pleaded on ABC’s “Good Morning America” last Tuesday.

Next Stop: The Senate

Now that both bills head to the Senate, another uphill battle is shaping up. Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (SC) recognized the challenge of excluding the current situation. Republicans can’t engage in negotiations over immigration reform without discussing border security and the administration’s handling of unaccompanied minors. “Until he regains control with policies that work, it’s going to be hard to do anything on Dreamers or anything else. Legalizing anybody under these circumstances would lead to even more illegal immigration,” Graham said.

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31 Comments

  • Dan says:

    They’ll all be dreaming about what the United States was like before it became the country that they fled

  • Patrick Cavallo says:

    We have laws, follow them.

  • Stan says:

    We do not have a cut type country or legal go among all we have is voter fraud

  • Cindy Somero says:

    It is so unfair to the people that actually come in here legally and do everything they’re supposed to it’s a slap in the face to them and as an American this is a crisis and I’m sorry President Biden as an agenda to throw out anything that President Trump accomplished and that too is sad, At this time all we can do is pray to God to forgive our new president and vice President for putting their own agendas up first instead of following the lead of our forefathers that made America The strongest and respected Country.

  • Vicki Brand says:

    There is a legal process to come into this country. And our tax dollars should not be use to shelter, feed, clothe and treat these individuals. We have citizens struggling that should come first. As an American I would noted be able to illegally enter any other country in the world and be taken care of. Americans first, then non-Americans.

  • Lynda Tomasetti says:

    why not open the northern border as well, why not? Come to the land of “everything is free”, unless you work and pay taxes to support these people.

  • Amanda Coates says:

    Biden’s mind is gone!! Harris is no better. Migrants need to stay where they are!! South of the border! PELOSI MUST GO!! SOUTH OF THE BORDER. WE THE PEOPLE DEMAND “TERM LIMITS” !!!!!

  • Chief Kickabitch of the Slap-a-hoe Tribe says:

    ALL politicians…federal, state and local (except the squad) put their hand on the bible and pledge to uphold and defend the Constitution. Once in office, the Democraps seem to forget that and trample it and make their time in office all about themselves. Most that are elected are from the working class, yet in a short amount of time they become millionaires. I wonder why? Crooked? Liar? Cheat? Self serving POS? Yes, all of the above.

  • Bernace Lorraine Lapp says:

    I don’t like it because the border will continue to have children brought across with no end in site. Why give citizenship to migrant workers that come across border to work in farming. They already get permits to cross border to work in this area. Why do they now need citizenship. Because it is a stepping stone to opening borders and giving citizenship to all that cross the border. Our country is already struggling financially borrowing money endlessly from China. So now we are going to offer aid to all immigrants when our own citizens are struggling. They are already chocking out our own citizens like weeds. This is our country and we can not support the world and solve all their problems for them. It may be different if all our companies weren’t heading to China and our government wasn’t ending all our jobs in the name of climate change. We contribute very little compared to other countries that we by the way our going to fund massive amounts of money to other countries to improve their emission problems with China getting one pass after another to correct their problems which they never do. Chin is like the relative that’s always gonna do it but never gets around to it. I fear for the direction our country is headed. Everything else is more important to our government than its own US citizens. Out intelligent, forward thinking, politically correct leaders have no command sense or morals. Without command sense you don’t think for yourself. You just blindly follow with no understanding.

  • ROSS says:

    SOCIALISM IN MEXICO, SENT THEM TO U.S. BORDER ASKING FOR HANDOUTS. THEY WILL TAKE U.S. WORKERS JOBS AND PUT THEM ON WELFARE. MORE WORKFARE NOT WELFARE OR SOCIALISM.

  • Mike says:

    21 states are currently sueing the China Joe administration regards to opening aour boarders to whom or whatever is crossing it into the USA. The China joe administration will not allow camera’s into these cage’s and shipping containers where illegals are being housed for processing and then released into our country, “that is” the ones that get caught and don’t escape. We the people must “DEMAND” better from this administration to 🛑 STOP this illegal act at once!!! Email, call every representative, senator, congressional person. There information is on the world wide web. Let these people know that this must 🛑 STOP! And that “there” Elections have consequences!!!

  • Maria says:

    I have family that came here years ago and wanted to be here. They became citizens by following the law, it took some time but they did it. One was my father, he loved this country and even fought in the army. Most of these people that are crossing illegally have no intention of becoming legal, they just want to come for the benefits and freebies that those of us that work hard for a living have to pay for in higher taxes and higher cost of living.

  • JJ Johnson says:

    ⚠️ ⛔️ Bottom line;
    Mark my word!
    Someone in Biden’s family or someone in Biden’s administration WILL lose a family member to a criminal illegal that Biden has allowed to come in and it’s only due to his ignorance and stupidity.
    Hit him where it hurts the MOST!👎🏼👎🏼

  • Chas says:

    Democrats know they can’t win an election anymore legally because of there progressive agenda’s!!! So they have to bring there votes in illegally. Lie, cheat, and of course STEEL is what they know best. As an Independent voter, I will never vote for these down right crook’s again!!!!

  • BBA says:

    The corrupt liberals are loving the countless amount of illegal aliens that are flooding into this country right now! All they see are vote counts which is f’n pathetic. Too bad that they cannot see all of the harm that this is causing to our beloved Free Republic. If one of these illegals harms or kills one American we should push for a massive lawsuit toward every one of these sellout scumbag politicians!!

  • MR.BILL says:

    THANK YOU MARIA!!! READ A STMNT. FROM SOMEONE WHO UNDERSTANDS LAW & HOW TO DO THIS LEGALLY!!! DOES NO ONE CARE OR UNDERSTAND WE ”THE REPUBLIC”” HAVE LAWS IN PLACE BUT TO “GATHER FAVOR & VOTES” BY PROMISING “RIGHTS” THAT WE AS AMERICAN CITIZENS DON”T HAVE “BECAUSE”WE ARE HELD ACCOUNTABLE TO OUR LAWS BUT NOT THE ONES WHO DON”T EVEN BELONG HERE ARE GIVEN “A PASS” BECAUSE OF WHAT? LIFE HAPPENS TO ALL OF US[NOT BECAUSE U R BLACK;FEMALE OR WHAT EVER[ LIFE ISN”T FAIR IT HAPPENS TO US ALL! QUIT CRYIN PUT ON YOUR “BIG BOY PANTIES &SUCK IT UP! POOR PITYIFUL PEOPLE! THE SQUEAKY WHEEL GETS THE GREASE SAY GOODBYE TO “AMERICA AS YOU KNOW IT” WE LUV MEXICO SO MUCH, WE ARE GOIN TO EMULATE IT !!! PRAY FOR YOUR COUNTRY WHILE U STILL HAVE ONE !!! GOOD NITE & GOOD LUCK

  • Ron Decker says:

    The President shows his ignorance or abandonment for his oath of office, like enforcing existing laws. Democrats want to make an uninformed “citizens” voting block that votes Democratic without thinking, as Democrats did in electing this dementia puppet. America will end up a Communist nation. All because of a rigged election. Is there any wonder why Patriots are seeing the only recourse is a third revolution?

  • The professor says:

    I just finished my special storage room it has a door with triple locks and there is going to be my extra toilet paper paper towels bottled water and food which I’m going to rotate until the day comes when our country goes down the tubes.. my guns are clean I don’t have enough ammo as I’d like to have but I’m always on the lookout to buy more and I would suggest you do the same we’re in big trouble folks big big trouble we have never seen the likes of this …..and sleepy Joe and ice cream Nancy for all your sneaky devilish tactics that you’ve done it might as well include Hunter in this I hope you rot in hell

  • Carolyn says:

    Please please send them back to where ever they came from. They are holding our students back from learning. We have dead bitt here please don’t send more, Biden is sick and is trying to do what ever trump did right . He wants to mess up this county. All that voted for mr crazy is changing there mine. God please help this county

  • Marilyn says:

    Look at the streets. We have enough homeless here take care of r own before anymore comes in……………….

  • masterredfox says:

    Until they stop the uncontrolled illegal entry into the USA by people who have no means of documentation for their own identity. No one should use the excuse in today’s technology to not get a documented form of identification. Their mere presence can result in getting documented and they need to wait to be processed into the system properly. I strongly believe someone is profiting off all these undocumented individuals and that person talks falsely verbally in public as if they cared. Get real, the USA is not the dumping ground solution. Find out why the place they are fleeing from is forcing these people to leave and stop what is doing that.

  • ROBERT A. ABADIE says:

    JUST DO THIS TELL CONGRESS TO RE-INSTALL TRUMPS BORDER LAWS.THEN TELL OUR DIRTY RAT THIEF ASS HOLE PRESIDENT TO GO WIPE HIS USELESS ASS WITH THE DREAM ACT AND THE PROBLEM IS SOLVED AT THE BORDER.!!! USA USA USA RED NECKS

  • Mary Jo says:

    come on, you know they are trying to ruin our country for the OWG. We need to fight back and get rid of Biden, Pelosi, and all their cohorts. It is all about money and power and China. They think they will rule the world. We are in for a horrible life ahead if we don’t do something right now. When they find out they won’t be ruleing the world either (they will be surprised)

  • Wanda says:

    If the dreamers were really wanting to be American citizens most of them have been here long enough to have done it the legal way. So I don’t think they are really that interested in becoming citizens

  • The professor says:

    And before I go to bed what are we gonna do about China … I don’t caught the coronavirus I don’t say COVID-19 it’s from Communist China it’s the communist Chinese virus …. I have nothing against the Chinese people nothing at all it’s the communist Chinese the ones that are in control of China now we just had a major shooting in Atlanta that involve Asian People I’m sorry for their families I’m sorry for their loss but I will not say COVID-19 I will not say coronavirus ….it’s from Communist China I spent 2 1/2 years in Germany defending NATO countries in the 70s from communism and now I got to deal with this shit

  • Robert says:

    You know someone please tell me any country in this whole world 🌎that says as long as you can get over here than you can stay. We don’t care if they break the LAW!! And there’s the word law. I fear for my grandchildren now I had a lot of non Americans when I was in school and it was crowed then now its just crazy how the schools will be when they can go back.

  • Max says:

    It’s all nothing more than vote gathering……but to show how two faced the left really is, consider their shutting down the pipeline, and now, the move Ford is making – it’s estimated Biden & Co. are going to cost the US a million or more jobs in their rush to pack the ballot boxes with these border crossers on the promise of free stuff.

  • JC says:

    This Democrat swamped congress is as crooked as they come beginning with Pelosi the Swamp Ma and all her little swamplings. None of them can match the level of decency required in history to be a congressman.

  • Tronberry says:

    6 billion poor people on the Earth want to come to America to get welfare checks, free MedicAID, free schools, free school lunches, free housing, etc. How many billions of illegals can we afford?

  • Tl says:

    There is noooooo american dreammmm…who the f#%$ still says that is an idiottt..we all have to workk and survive just like every other country. Wherever i go or country i go to …I HAVEEEE TO WORK TO SURVIVEEE…Theres lots of homeless people here ..help those here before we bring in otheres..

  • 1BlessedGrammie says:

    I believe that following our laws is the first test of a desirable citizen. Immigrants need to come in legally and apply for citizenship. I am in favor or not deporting dreamers who were brought as children many years ago, not currently, but then requiring them to go through the same applications and citizenship requirements as everybody else legally entering does.

    I have travelled for many years both abroad and to Mexico. We are charged a lot of money and required paperwork; it is not waived. In Mexico there are armed guards along the roads every so often checking your permit papers and the contents of your vehicle also , to make sure you paid the taxes on what you brought in with you. Fail to do this, get caught, GO TO JAIL. And it is not as nice as our jail AT ALL!

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