House Bill 6
117th Congress(2021-2022)
American Dream and Promise Act of 2021
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Passed House on Mar 18, 2021
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Introduced
Mar 3, 2021
Latest Action
Jun 15, 2021
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6
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117
Policy Area
Immigration
Immigration
Primary focus of measure is administration of immigration and naturalization matters; immigration enforcement procedures; refugees and asylum policies; travel and residence documentation; foreign labor; benefits for immigrants. Measures concerning smuggling and trafficking of persons may fall under Crime and Law Enforcement policy area. Measures concerning refugees may fall under International Affairs policy area.
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Passed
March 18, 2021
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House Roll Call Votes
Summary

American Dream and Promise Act of 2021

This bill provides certain aliens with a path to receive permanent resident status and contains other immigration-related provisions.

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) or the Department of Justice (DOJ) shall provide conditional permanent resident status for 10 years to a qualifying alien who entered the United States as a minor and (1) is deportable or inadmissible, (2) has deferred enforced departure (DED) status or temporary protected status (TPS), or (3) is the child of certain classes of nonimmigrants. The bill imposes various qualifying requirements, such as the alien being continuously physically present in the United States since January 1, 2021, passing a background check, and being enrolled in or having completed certain educational programs.

DHS shall remove the conditions placed on permanent resident status granted under this bill if the alien applies and meets certain requirements, such as completing certain programs at an educational institution, serving in the military, or being employed.

Furthermore, DHS and DOJ shall cancel the removal of certain aliens who had TPS, were eligible for TPS, or were eligible for DED status on certain dates. Such an alien shall receive permanent resident status upon meeting certain requirements and applying for such status within three years of this bill's enactment.

DHS may not use information from applications filed under this bill or for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status for immigration enforcement purposes.

This bill also repeals a restriction that bars a state from providing higher education benefits to undocumented aliens unless those benefits are available to all U.S. nationals without regard to residency in the state.

Text (3)
March 22, 2021
March 18, 2021
March 3, 2021
Amendments (1)
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Actions (19)
06/15/2021
Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
03/22/2021
Received in the Senate and Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
03/18/2021
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
03/18/2021
On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 197 (Roll no. 91). (text: CR H1507-1512)
03/18/2021
Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 228 - 197 (Roll no. 91).(text: CR H1507-1512)
03/18/2021
On motion to recommit Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 203 - 216 (Roll no. 90).
03/18/2021
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H1567-1568)
03/18/2021
Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, the House resumed consideration of H.R. 6.
03/18/2021
Pursuant to clause 1(c) of Rule XIX, further consideration of H.R. 6 is postponed.
03/18/2021
POSTPONED PROCEEDINGS - At the conclusion of debate on the Jordan motion to recommit, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the motion to recommit, and by voice vote announced that the noes had prevailed. Mr. Jordan demanded the yeas and nays and the Chair postponed further proceedings until a time to be announced.
03/18/2021
The previous question on the motion to recommit was ordered pursuant to the rule.
03/18/2021
Mr. Jordan moved to recommit to the Committee on the Judiciary. (text: CR H1526)
03/18/2021
The previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
03/18/2021
DEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on H.R. 6.
03/18/2021
Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1620, H.R. 6, H.R. 1603, H.R. 1868 and H.J. Res. 17. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 1620, H.R. 6, H.R. 1603, H.R. 1868, and H.J.Res. 17. The resolution provides that H.Res. 232 is hereby adopted.
03/18/2021
Considered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 233. (consideration: CR H1507-1527)
03/16/2021
Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 233 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 1620, H.R. 6, H.R. 1603, H.R. 1868 and H.J. Res. 17. The resolution provides for one hour of general debate on H.R. 1620, H.R. 6, H.R. 1603, H.R. 1868, and H.J.Res. 17. The resolution provides that H.Res. 232 is hereby adopted.
03/03/2021
Referred to the Committee on the Judiciary, and in addition to the Committee on Education and Labor, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
03/03/2021
Introduced in House
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Mar 4, 2021 8:12:12 AM
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Sep 22, 2021 5:51:00 PM