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House Leaders to Meet on Legislation to Protect Dreamers

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By    |   Wednesday, 13 Sep 2017 09:00 AM

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi D-Calif., are scheduled to meet on Wednesday with other top lawmakers to discuss legislation to protect about 700,000 people covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, The Washington Post reported.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md., and leaders of the congressional Asian, Black and Hispanic caucuses are expected at the meeting, according to the newspaper

The administration has said it is ending DACA, but giving Congress six months to come up with a legislative solution, NBC News noted. The program allows undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to stay in the country.

"The speaker has said he wants Congress to address DACA as the president has called for, but he has not endorsed any one measure and has said border security will need to be a part of the solution," Ryan’s spokeswoman, AshLee Strong, said.

And Politico noted the meeting comes as support mounts for providing legal protection for the Dreamers, those covered by DACA.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is already pushing legislation in an attempt to provide a path to permanent legal status for the Dreamers, the Post noted.

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House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi D-Calif., are scheduled to meet on Wednesday with other top lawmakers to discuss legislation to protect about 700,000 people covered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program, The Washington...
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