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S. 1615 (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.

Context

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 ...

Sponsor and status

Lindsey Graham

Sponsor. Senior Senator for South Carolina. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 20, 2017
Length: 35 pages
Introduced:

Jul 20, 2017
115th Congress, 2017–2019

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 20, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

What stakeholders are saying

Institute for Spending Reform: SpendingTracker.org estimates S. 1615 will add $28.9 billion in new spending through 2027.

History

Jul 20, 2017
 
Introduced

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

S. 1615 (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.

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

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