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I don’t really have opinions of the last 12 hours of events, in wait n see mode, however in case helpful here is what the Bridge Act is: 1/ #DACA #TPS #Shutdown
The Act gives provisional protected presence for a period of 3 years to those who meet the eligibility. At the end of the 3 years those protections would end. 2/
The eligibility requirements are basically the same as eligibility requirements for #DACA. I have no idea what the temporary #TPS portion of something like this is, perhaps they’d just change that eligibility language, but again who knows. 3/
Bridge Act was something that was introduced in a bipartisan manner a month after the 2016 election by Graham/Durbin/Feinstein/Murkowski before Trump was inaugurated. At that time there was huge worry that Trump would follow through with his wk 1 #DACA repeal campaign promise 4/
The 3 years portion of it then (Dec 16) was to not seem like they were allowing people to be protected beyond the full first term of the Trump Administration (which is why 3 years may seem arbitrary now). 5/
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