Miller-Meeks, Ross, Kim, Krishnamoorthi Introduce Bipartisan America’s CHILDREN Act

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Today, July 1st, 2021, Reps. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (IA-02)Deborah Ross (NC-02)Young Kim (CA-39), and Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08) introduced the America’s Cultivation of Hope and Inclusion for Long-Term Dependents Raised and Educated Natively (CHILDREN) Act. This bipartisan legislation protects Documented Dreamers, who are dependents of long-term non-immigrant visa holders, from aging out of the system when they turn 21, forcing them to self-deport.

“As a civil rights organization, we are very concerned about any group of people living and working in the U.S. for long periods of time without access to citizenship and full participation in our democracy. Children who were raised and educated in the U.S. deserve Congressional action and a path to citizenship,” said John C. Yang, President and Executive Director of Asian Americans Advancing Justice | AAJC. “As such, Advancing Justice | AAJC applauds the introduction of the America’s CHILDREN Act, which addresses a group of young people who are victims of our outdated and broken immigration system.”