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ACE, Higher Education Groups Support House Immigration Vote

May 30, 2018

 

​ACE, along with 33 other associations, sent a let​​ter May 24 to Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) in support of H. Res. 774, which would tee up a vote in the House on four immigration bills, several of which include a long-term fix for Dreamers. 

The legal status of those young undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children is in limbo, along with the future of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. A handful of federal court rulings have prevented President Trump from ending DACA as planned. 

The House resolution uses a rule known as “Queen of the Hill,” under which the four measures would be brought to the House floor together for a vote, and whichever one gets the most votes exceeding 218 would pass. The bills are the Securing America’s Future Act, the DREAM Act, the USA Act, and an immigration bill of Speaker Paul Ryan’s choosing. 

Vox reported yesterday that as of May 29, the petition officially had 213 signatories​, including more than 20 Republicans. There are still three Democratic holdouts, all of whom object to the possibility of funding for the president’s border wall.

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