US House passes immigration bills including pathway for 'Dreamers'

Washington (AFP) – The US House of Representatives passed two immigration bills Thursday that would provide legal status for millions of undocumented immigrants, but the measures have an uncertain future in the evenly divided Senate. Rather than trying to ram through comprehensive immigration reform similar to the massive effort that failed in 2013 — and during today’s heightened tensions along the US-Mexico border — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi opted for a different strategy. She aims to coax a pair of more modest measures through Congress and towards President Joe Biden’s desk. Many of the u…

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