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Immigrants and Immigration Advocates Celebrate the passage of the Build Back Better Act in the House

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This morning, the House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act with significant immigration reform provisions. This bill provides work permits for an estimated 7.1 million undocumented immigrants that have been  in the U.S. for decades it allows them to travel outside the U.S. and also protects them from deportation. 

The bill now heads to the Senate for a vote that is scheduled for sometime in December. If passed in the Senate and signed by President Biden soon after, this bill would be the most significant immigration law in the last 35 years. 

The passage of the bill in the House means a lot to immigrants and immigration advocates that have worked tirelessly for many years, some even decades, to get immigration reform passed.

Here is how they reacted: 

House Congressional Democrats were eager to put their vote in! 

Organizations that have worked on this issue for decades celebrated the good news, but also  acknowledged that the fight continues in the Senate:

Advocates reminded members of Congress of the importance of keeping their promises:

Others recognized that while the Build Back Better Act is not perfect, it does provide immediate relief for millions of undocumented immigrants: