House passes pathway to citizenship for DREAMers

The American Dream and Promise Act, which would provide a path to citizenship for young undocumented migrants known as “Dreamers” and other people living in the country with temporary protected status, passed in a 228-197 vote.

Nine Republicans voted with Democrats to pass the measure, one more than the number of GOP votes the proposal received in the last session of Congress.

According to its Democratic sponsors, the proposal would impact roughly 3.4 million people.