Taking steps to provide pathway to citizenship to children of legal immigrants: US

Washington: The Biden administration is taking steps to provide a legal pathway to citizenship to children of legal immigrants, the White House has said after a group of such youngsters, mostly Indians, expressed fear of being deported when they turn 21.
These children, known as documented dreamers, are living in the United States as dependents of long-term nonimmigrant visa holders, including H-1B workers.
The H-1B visa is a non-immigrant visa that allows US companies to employ foreign workers in speciality occupations that require theoretical or technical expertise.
Technology companies depend on it to hire tens of thousands of employees each year from countries like India and China.
According to Improve the Dream, a group representing such children, they number more than 200,000, a significant number of whom are Indians.
Under US laws, children cease to be dependent on their parents after they turn 21. As a result, thousands of Indian children are facing being aged out.
A significantly large number of these parents are in a decades-long wait for a Green Card.
A Green Card, known officially as a Permanent Resident Card, is a document issued to immigrants to the US as evidence that the bearer has been granted the privilege of residing permanently in the US. —PTI

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