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H.R. 2820: Dream Act of 2019

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To authorize the cancellation of removal and adjustment of status of certain individuals who are long-term United States residents and entered the United States as children, and for other purposes.

The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Lucille Roybal-Allard

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

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Last Updated: May 30, 2019
Length: 50 pages
May 17, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Ordered Reported on May 22, 2019

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on May 22, 2019.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)

Position statements

What legislators are saying

Rep. Roybal-Allard Statement on Judiciary Committee Passage of Dream and Promise Act Provisions
    — Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard [D-CA40] (Sponsor) on May 22, 2019

District Connection - 6/3/2019
    — Rep. Rob Woodall [R-GA7] on Jun 3, 2019

Mucarsel-Powell Statements on Critical Immigration and Venezuelan Assistance Legislation Passing House and Senate Committees
    — Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell [D-FL26] on May 23, 2019

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates H.R. 2820 will add $28.8 billion in new spending through 2029.


May 17, 2019

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May 22, 2019
Ordered Reported

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May 30, 2019
Reported by House Committee on the Judiciary

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H.R. 2820 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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