Democratic presidential candidate and Sen. (D-Calif.) wants to open jobs in Congress to undocumented young people allowed to stay and work in the U.S. under the program.
On Wednesday, the senator plans to introduce a bill with Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-Nev.) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) that would allow DACA recipients to obtain paid jobs in Congress. Even though the roughly in the program are allowed to legally work, they are barred from paid roles in Congress. So-called Dreamers can still intern on Capitol Hill ― they just can’t get paid for it.
planning to become citizens are currently able to be employed in the House or Senate. The new “American Dream Employment Act” would amend the current appropriations law