DREAM Act returns
When the 115th Congress ended in December, so did hundreds of bills.
One of those was the DREAM Act, which would have provided legal status and a path to citizenship for those falling into the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) category.
This week, the bill was reintroduced in the House as the Dream and Promise Act, providing a path to citizenship after five years for DACA recipients (DREAMers) and those holding temporary protected status (TPS). Democrats hailed the unveiling and began jumping on as co-sponsors.
One of those was first-term Democrat Debbie Mucarsel Powell of Miami. The first person born in South America who was elected to Congress is one of the co-sponsors.