Legislation unveiled Friday would be a big step toward shielding DACA recipients and immigrants who came to the United States as children. CREDIT: AP Photo/Paul Sancya
Amid harsh crackdowns by President Donald Trump’s administration, Democrats in Congress are introducing sweeping legislation to protect undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children.
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In an effort unveiled Friday, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (among 117 original co-sponsors) introduced the American Hope Act, which would open a pathway to citizenship for “DREAMers” — young immigrants who arrived in the country before their 18th birthday and before December 31, 2016 who meet certain conditions.
Under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) initiative introduced by former President Barack Obama’s administration, DREAMers were granted temporary deportation relief.
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