May 9, 2018 - Politics & Policy

How House Republicans could force a vote on DACA

DACA protestors raise right fists

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Reps. Carlos Curbelo, Will Hurd, Jeff Denham and David Valadao filed a petition on Wednesday that could force a vote to make DACA law, permanently protecting from deportation undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children.

What's next: The petition must first get 218 signatures, which means 20 Republicans must support the move as well as all House Democrats. At least 15 Republicans are on board, Politico reports.

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