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Immigration bill would leave minimum wage Dreamers at risk

Demonstrator at a pro-immigration rally in New York City.
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An immigration bill proposed by conservative House Republicans and supported by President Trump includes a provision that would criminalize non-student DACA recipients if their annual income falls below 125% of the federal poverty rate.

Why it matters: A covered individual making the federal minimum wage would be unable to miss a single hour of work in the entire year, let alone take a sick day or vacation day.