The U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday approved the United States’ plan to extend a program allowing young undocumented immigrants to remain in the country after they turn 21.
The legislation passed in a vote of 154 to 51.
It was the most lopsided vote in the 193-member assembly since the U:S.
ended DACA in 2012.
It also passed the House with 217 votes to just 20 for the Senate.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., hailed the vote as a “step forward” for the country.
The House of Representatives approved its own DACA legislation last month, and President Donald Trump is expected to sign it into law on Monday.
The Senate has until midnight to pass the measure, which would create a program that allows undocumented immigrants who are in the United Kingdom and Canada to stay in the U., or go back to their home country, and work legally for at least a year.
The bill is a major achievement for President Donald J. Trump, who has vowed to restore the program in the event he is reelected in 2020.
The measure comes as the U.:S.
faces renewed scrutiny over allegations that officials from the Trump administration sought to undermine the immigration laws of other countries.
The president has also faced accusations of obstruction of justice and obstruction of investigations related to the program.
But the DACA bill has gained support from Democrats and Republicans alike, including from former Attorney General Jeff Sessions, who now serves as the White House counsel.
Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort also backed the measure.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.