H.R. 60, the Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training Act (ENLIST Act), authored by U.S. Representative Jeff Denham (CA-10), has seen solid bi-partisan support since its introduction in January.
“I’ve met with DREAMers in our own community as well as from around the country who have gone to school with our own children and just want a chance to stay in the country they love – the only country they know as their home,” said Rep. Denham. “The ENLIST Act would present one way that they could earn a pathway to citizenship, as generations of immigrants before them have also done. My colleagues on both sides of the aisle recognize that this is an issue that we must solve together, and this is a first step toward a broader discussion about immigration reform in our country.”
The ENLIST Act would allow otherwise qualified undocumented immigrants brought to the United States by their parents, through no fault of their own, to enlist in the armed services and earn legal status upon honorable completion of their contracts.
Rep. Denham introduced the ENLIST Act last Congress, where it garnered bipartisan support, and in September, President-elect Donald Trump expressed support for such a measure.
Additional information about the ENLIST Act, including the full bill text and list of co-sponsors, is available on Congress.gov.
Source: Congressman Jeff Denham