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Democrats celebrate 'Dreamers' bill passing in the House

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Published on June 5, 2019 - Duration: 01:20s

Democrats celebrate 'Dreamers' bill passing in the House

House speaker Pelosi and House Democrats spoke ahead of the passage of legislation to end the threat of deportation that has long hung over undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers." However, there have been no signs the Republican-controlled Senate would consider the bill.

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Democrats celebrate 'Dreamers' bill passing in the House

(ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION) The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday (June 4) passed legislation to end the threat of deportation that has long hung over undocumented immigrants known as "Dreamers" who entered the United States when they were children.

House speaker Pelosi and House Democrats spoke ahead of the passage of the so-called American Dream and Promise Act.

By a vote of 237-187, the Democratic-controlled House approved the legislation despite opposition from the White House, which said the move would "reward illegal immigration." Only seven Republicans voted for the bill.

There have been no signs that the Republican-controlled Senate would consider the House bill, likely leaving this Democratic initiative to be fought over during the 2020 presidential and congressional election campaigns.

Earlier in his administration Republican President Donald Trump said he wanted to help Dreamers, many of whom were very young when they arrived in the United States with their parents.

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