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Chairman Nadler Applauds House Passage of Two Historic Immigration Bills

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021, which provides a path to citizenship for Dreamers as well as TPS and DED recipients, and H.R. 1603, the Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021, which would permit farm workers—and their spouses and children—to earn legal status through continued agricultural work, and streamline and improve the H-2A agricultural worker program.  H.R. 6 passed by a bipartisan vote of 228 to 197.  H.R. 1603 passed by a bipartisan vote of 247 to 174.

Chairman Nadler issued the following statement after House passage:

"I am proud that today, the House passed two pieces of historic legislation that would grant legal status to over 4 million undocumented individuals.  It is undeniable that Dreamers, Farmworkers, and TPS and DED recipients enrich our nation.  They are our neighbors and co-workers, go to school with our children, and serve in our military with distinction.  They are an essential part of our communities, where they contribute to our thriving economy and make America a stronger, more united, and more diverse nation.

"I am hopeful that the Senate will take up both bills as soon as possible.  These individuals have waited so long for the certainty that H.R.6 and H.R. 1603 would provide.  It is long past time that we make the same commitment to them that they have made to our country. 

"This is only the beginning.  In the coming weeks and months, the Judiciary Committee will work towards advancing additional immigration legislation including the U.S. Citizenship Act, NO BAN Act, and Access to Counsel Act."
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