Kamala Harris

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Kamala Harris releases executive action plan to protect Dreamers

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2020 Democratic candidate Kamala Harris released a comprehensive plan Wednesday to protect as many as 6 million immigrants — including a path to citizenship for 2 million Dreamers, undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. by their parents as children.

Why it matters: Harris' proposal, a series of four executive actions she'd implement as president, signals that she wouldn't be afraid to use the power of the presidency to circumvent Congress on immigration.