Sen. Thom Tillis (R-NC) is assembling a ‘conservative’ DREAM Act offering amnesty to existing DACA recipients, according to a Friday McClatchy report.
The reported bill in the works would create a “path to permanent residency,” better known as an amnesty, to 800,000 illegal aliens who received work permits under President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals (DACA) executive order. If similar to a companion bill introduced by Rep. Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), up to 2.5 million young people would be rewarded with green cards and citizenship if they are able to get a college degree, serve in the military, or keep a job.
“It really is the conservative dreamer bill,” a congressional source told McClatchy.
President Trump himself repeatedly questioned the constitutionality of the DACA order, which President Obama issued after the original “dreamer bill” failed. The order told immigration authorities to ignore hundreds of thousands of illegal aliens who violated the American border when they were young. ... Read the full story by Ian Mason.