House Passes American Dream and Promise Act

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House Passes American Dream and Promise Act

Protesters hold various signs and banners at a DACA rally in San Francisco.

Protesters hold various signs and banners at a DACA rally in San Francisco.

Protesters hold various signs and banners at a DACA rally in San Francisco.

Protesters hold various signs and banners at a DACA rally in San Francisco.

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed the American Dream and Promise Act, or HR 6, on Tuesday, which would provide pathways to citizenship for more than 2 million people, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, recipients and those with temporary protected status.

The bill, which passed by a vote of 237-187, was sponsored primarily by California Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, D-Los Angeles, and had 232 co-sponsors, including Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland. It has received support from UC President Janet Napolitano, as well as campus organizations such as the Undocumented Student Program.

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