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Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) released a plan Wednesday that would use executive authority to offer deportation relief to an estimated 6 million undocumented immigrants and a path to citizenship to some Dreamers brought to the U.S. as children.
Harris would reinstate and expand the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which grants deportation relief and work permits to Dreamers. Trump moved to terminate the program in 2017, but federal courts have blocked his planned phaseout.
The article goes on to state the following:
Harris would use “parole” authority to allow Dreamers with U.S.-citizen spouses to apply for permanent residency and eventual citizenship. She also would issue a regulation that clarified that Dreamers were not at fault for their lack of legal status, which can be a roadblock to permanent residency.
In addition, Harris would offer deportation relief to undocumented immigrant parents of U.S. citizens and permanent residents, as well as other “law-abiding immigrants with ties to their communities.”
With regards to how much the plan would cost, Politico provided the following:
Harris doesn’t outline the costs associated with the plan. The Congressional Budget Office found a Democrat-back House bill that offered a conditional legal status to 2.3 million people would increase the deficit by $26 billion over a 10-year period. The CBO said the deficits would increase because the newly legalized immigrants would be eligible for certain federal benefits.
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Every day we don’t act to protect Dreamers is another day our country is failing an important moral test. As president, I will take executive action to put America’s Dreamers on a path to citizenship. We must build a future that lives up to our values. https://t.co/9pVAO1KMUl
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 12, 2019
NEWS>> How Kamala Harris would provide citizenship to Dreamers https://t.co/jx6l92EePL
— Lily Adams (@adamslily) June 12, 2019
NEW: Kamala Harris is releasing a plan to protect immigrant communities from the threat of deportation and create a path to citizenship for Dreamers through targeted executive actions. https://t.co/S9T7SrUkPo
— Kirsten Allen (@knicole_a) June 12, 2019
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