The legislation aims to bring a problem that most Americans are unaware of to a sound solution. More specifically, documented children of long-term visa holders who have grown up and completed their educational attainments in the United States would not face the consequences, namely self-deportation once they age out at 21 years anymore.
Certain visa types, such as H-1B and L1 which have been negatively affected by massive pile-ups on green card processes for decades, and those providing no pathway to citizenship, such as E-1, E-2 visas, are among the most prominent examples of aging-out issues confronted by the dependents in these categories.
Besides serving the purpose of justice, the bill is also intended to fix the concomitant loss of quality workforce in the US.
Summary of the Bill
- Provides documented dreamers a pathway leading to permanent residency and citizenship
- Includes age-out protections by locking in their age to the date they file for permanent residency
- Permits documented dreamers with pending green card applications to secure work authorization if they are over 16 years old.
- Allows aged-out dependents to retain the original priority date for future petitions
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