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H.R. 3440 (115th): Dream Act of 2017

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About the bill

After the Trump Administration announced the end to an executive branch program that has protected up to 800,000 undocumented immigrants since 2012, Democrats and Republicans have introduced several bills in Congress, each of which would provide a path to documented and legal residence.


President Trump announced in early September that he would rescind an Obama-era program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in six months, unless Congress acted to give it a legislative basis.

The program, instituted by a 2012 executive order, allowed the children of undocumented immigrants a pathway to citizenship, by instituting a two-year deferment of deportation and allowing them eligibility for work permits.

It’s estimated that up to 800,000 people qualify for this program. Many of them have never known another country besides America, and …

Sponsor and status

Lucille Roybal-Allard

Sponsor. Representative for California's 40th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 26, 2017
Length: 36 pages
Jul 26, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 26, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


204 Cosponsors (198 Democrats, 6 Republicans)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

Pascrell Signs Bipartisan Discharge Petition to Force a Vote to Protect Dreamers
    — Rep. Bill Pascrell [D-NJ9] (Co-sponsor) on May 18, 2018

Congressman Valadao Releases Statement on Separation of Families at the Border
    — Rep. David Valadao [R-CA22] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 18, 2018

Norton Calls for Passage of Clean Bills to Keep Families Together and Protect Dreamers after House Rejects Ultra-Conservative Immigration Bill
    — Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton [D-DC] (Co-sponsor) on Jun 21, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 3440 will add $29 billion in new spending through 2027.


Jul 26, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 3440 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3440. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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