UNITED STATES - NOVEMBER 12: Protesters hold signs supporting dreamers and TPS outside of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. The court is hearing arguments on the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

‘Dreamers’ advocates turn up heat on Senate after Biden meeting

By Caroline Simon |Roll Call

House Democrats and immigrant advocates are ramping up calls for the Senate to pass legislation that would provide a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

The measure, which passed the House in March, would grant permanent legal protections to around 3.4 million undocumented immigrants called “Dreamers,” as well as many Temporary Protected Status holders and Deferred Enforced Departure recipients. But the Senate has not indicated when, if at all, it plans to vote.