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US house passes amendment that protects dependent children of long-term immigrants from aging out

The provision will now head to the Senate for a vote. Senators Alex Padilla and Rand Paul have already introduced a similar legislation in the senate earlier.

Documented dreamers. Source- Twitter/ @ImproveTheDream

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed an amendment led by Congresswomen Deborah Ross, Mariannette Miller-Meeks and Zoe Lofgren, that seeks to protect more than 200,000 young immigrants known as Documented Dreamers.

As these children are no longer dependent on their parents’ visas when they turn 21, they face the risk of deportation. The amendment will address serious flaws the US immigration system particularly the Child Status Protection Act (CSPA)  and prevent the dreamers from aging out.

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