According to the latest reports, the US House of Representatives is set to vote on two key immigration bills this Thursday, March 18th. The White House has offered its support to these crucial immigration bills that have been pushed forward by Democrats.
This Thursday afternoon, the House will vote on the question of providing citizenship to the “Dreamers,” a group of unauthorized immigrants who came to the US as minors. The other immigration bill is about the legal status of the agricultural workers who have migrated to the States. According to government estimates, they comprise half the nation’s agricultural laborers.
Congress has been in a deadlock regarding both these immigration bills for a long time and after Trump, President Joe Biden is fueled to erase the former President’s restrictive policies.
OMB Extends Full Support To The Dreamers’ Immigration Bill
The White Office of Management and Budget (OMB) mentioned in a statement released this Thursday that they support the passage of the “H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, 2021.” They further said they are in favor of these immigration bills that will ensure citizenship to the “Dreamers” and individuals who are currently holding a Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
The White House OMB added, “Americans recognize that our nation is enriched by the contributions of immigrants.” Therefore, the passing of these immigration bills will be a step forward towards providing much-needed relief to the “illegal” immigrants of the US. The objective, mentions the OMB, is to make them feel like they can call the US their home.
President Biden’s administration also urged House Representatives to reform other aspects of their immigration protocols by passing the US Citizenship Act. This would help document millions of undocumented individuals and reestablish a more effective system of securing borders.