Washington D.C., Mar 19, 2021 / 10:00 am
The U.S. bishops' conference on Friday praised the House of Representatives for passing two immigration reform bills, and urged the Senate to follow suit.
On Thursday, the House passed the American Dream and Promise Act (H.R. 6) and the Farm Workforce Modernization Act (H.R. 1603). f
The former bill would grant conditional permanent resident status to eligible immigrants who entered the United States illegally as minors. It would also grant Temporary Protected Status (TPS) to immigrants from certain countries facing humanitarian crises, protecting them from deportation for a period of time. Among other requirements, immigrants would need to pass a background check to be eligible for permanent resident status.
The latter bill, H.R. 1603, would grant certain protections to immigrants who work in agriculture, as well as to their families.