In the wake of President Donald Trump’s decision to end DACA, House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is trying to put the dreamers and their families on the same page.
The Wisconsin Republican on Tuesday unveiled the Dream Act, which would end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
It would also create a program called the Dream Home, where undocumented immigrants could live and work in their home state of Wisconsin.
Ryan said Dreamers deserve a path to citizenship, and that he would “work with our partners in Congress to ensure Dreamers are treated with fairness and dignity.”
The Dream Act would require Dreamers to attend school and pass a drug test, and would require the Department of Homeland Security to process applications for the home, which could be in the form of a driver’s license or an ID card.
The Dream Home would be available to those who qualify under the House Dream Act and have a job in the state, but not a job as a contractor.
The legislation would allow for the Home to be opened to anyone, regardless of citizenship status.
The legislation would also require that the home be a residence for five years, which is the minimum requirement for the Dreamer.
The House bill would also allow the Dreamers’ families to receive the Dream Care Plan, which includes financial assistance to help with costs of child care and transportation.
Ryan also announced a bipartisan coalition that includes Sens.
Rob Portman, R.-Ohio, and Marco Rubio, R.
Fla., which would bring together six senators and six representatives to pass the Dream Bill.
“I want the people of Wisconsin to know that we are going to work with them to achieve a Dreamer dream,” Ryan said Tuesday.
“We are going take the best of the best that we have, the best talent that we’ve got, and give it to them, so they can pursue a dream that has been shared by so many of us.”
The Dreamer Act was first introduced in April and has gained steam in the last month.
The House of Representatives voted in July to pass a Dream Act that would allow Dreamers who were brought to the United States as children to remain in the country and become citizens.
It is now awaiting Senate approval.