U.S. Reps. Ed Case and Tulsi Gabbard, Democrats of Hawaii, voted along with a majority of their colleagues to protect so-called Dreamers “and establish a path to citizenship for more than 2 million immigrants without legal status,” The Hill reported.

The vote was 237 to 187, with seven Republicans voting with all Democrats for the American Dream and Promise Act of 2019.

“Supporters in the gallery broke out into cheers of ‘Sí se puede!’ when the tally reached the necessary simple majority of 218 in favor,” according to the report.

The U.S. Capitol. Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

It’s Spanish for “Yes we can.”

Dreamers refers to immigrants who came to the country illegally as children.

The term is derived from the DREAM Act — Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors — a Senate proposal introduced by Democrats several times since 2001 but never passed.

In a statement, Gabbard said the Dreamers in the country “have faced uncertainty and fear of deportation for far too long. Their lives and futures hang in the balance as they dread the possibility that at any moment they could be deported from the only home many have ever known, and sent to a foreign land. This legislation finally provides a pathway to certainty and citizenship that will allow them to come out from the shadows and pursue their goals and dreams.”

It’s unlikely the new act will pass the GOP-controlled Senate, let alone be signed into law by President Donald Trump.

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