What types of immigrants could obtain citizenship with the bill the Senate is close to passing?

On June 15, the first hearing of the American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 (HR6) will be held in the Upper House Judiciary Committee, chaired by Democratic Senator Dick Durbin.

The American Dream and Promise Act of 2021 (HR6) that paves the way for citizenship of “dreamers” and Tepesians could be a reality with bipartisan support, declared Democratic Senator Dick Durbin.

The bill that already approved in the House of Representatives last March, now seeks the endorsement of the Senate, for which Durbin assured that it already has “five or six” of the ten Republican votes.

On June 15, the first hearing of bill HR6 will take place in the Judicial Committee of the Upper House, chaired by this senator from Illinois, the date on which the ninth anniversary of the creation of the Deferred Action for Arrivals in Childhood (DACA).

“The country is ready. Overwhelmingly, Democrats, Republicans, and independents are in favor of this law, and they believe that it is fundamentally fair that these people have the possibility of being part of the future of the United States, “the senator told EFE news agency.

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US President Joe Biden has supported this project and even in his first speech before Congress asked for a reform to be approved that supports “at least” the “dreamers and other essential workers,” says the eldiariony portal.

According to estimates by the Migration Policy Institute (MPI), bill HR6 could open a path to citizenship for about 4.5 million undocumented immigrants. The eldiariony details the four types of immigrants that could be favored if the regulations are approved.

1. “Dreamers” (“Dreamers”)
It is estimated that 3.9 million ‘dreamers’ meet the age at the threshold of entry to the United States, so they could qualify, from there conditions are established, since not all could obtain Permanent Residence immediately.

The report indicates that the subset of 2.7 million meet the educational requirements to qualify for the conditional “gren card”, while 2.3 million could advance towards Permanent Residence.

“By obtaining a post-secondary degree or completing at least two years to obtain a bachelor’s degree, serving in the Army for at least two years or being employed for at least three years,” says the report citing the conditions of the law discussed in The congress.

There would be a universe of 1.7 million ‘dreamers’ who could only be eligible if they enter school, to meet the educational requirements.

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2. Holders of Temporary Protected Status (TPS)

3. DED
Individuals with TPS and those under the Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) program would be eligible. It is estimated that there are about 400,000 immigrants.

“This group, which would be immediately eligible for a green card, excludes people who would qualify for permanent conditional status as ‘dreamers,'” the report states.

The plan is different from the comprehensive immigration reform promoted by the Biden Administration.

4. ‘Dreamers’ legales
Although little is said about them, about 190,000 children who migrated to the US before the age of 19 have legal status, because their parents are protected with H-1B, L, E-1 or E-2 work visas. but the minors will stop having the benefit when they turn 21 years old.

“This population will cease to have legal status once it reaches 21 years of age, because it can no longer be considered a derivative beneficiary under the parents’ visa,” the experts explain.

The MPI estimate does not include people who could leave the country and return with student visas or other protection.

Who are the ones that don’t apply?

Experts recall that people who have committed a crime are discarded from the estimates, although they do not need a number.

Nor is it contemplated those that would not comply with the requirement of continuous presence in the country, since there is not enough data in the Census Office in this regard, the US portal points out.

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