Live coverage of the Daca 2.0 conference at 5:00 pm EST in Dallas
DALLAS — — The House voted Wednesday to pass the DACA 2.5 bill, a massive $1.6 trillion package that would grant protections to more than 800,000 immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children.
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., praised the bipartisan support, but the bill will likely face a veto from President Donald Trump.
He said in a statement that he “will veto any bill that does not provide comprehensive immigration relief.”
The House vote came after more than five hours of floor debate.
The bill now heads to the Senate, where Democrats and Republicans have differed over the bill’s path forward.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R -Ky., said that he would hold a vote on the bill Tuesday night.
Trump said Wednesday that he will veto any legislation that does no more than the Dream Act.
“This bill does not go far enough,” Trump said.
“We will do everything we can to keep the Dreamers in this country.”
The House passed the DAPA 2.2 with 217 votes to 199, with 32 Republicans voting against and 19 Democrats voting for.
The Senate passed the bill in February by a margin of 55-39.
The House approved a new bill that would allow for the deportation of those who have been in the country for more than two years without facing deportation and would expand protections to those who came to the country illegally as minors.
It would also include measures to improve the enforcement of the law, including by cracking down on sanctuary cities and by expanding the number of visas for immigrants who are already here.
The measure now heads for the Senate to be considered.
The Republican leadership has said it will not send it to Trump for his signature.
The Senate’s vote Wednesday was the first time a bill has passed the chamber with a veto-proof majority.
Republicans hold a 52-48 majority in the chamber.