Republican legislators unveil new US immigration Bill
Washington, Jan 11 (IANS) A group of US Republican lawmakers has unveiled the details of an immigration bill that has the support of President Donald Trump.
It proposes to offer “Dreamers” the possibility of legally residing in the country although it does not provide for granting them citizenship, Efe news agency reported.
The supporters of the bill, who include Bob Goodlatte and Puerto Rico’s Raul Labrador, unveiled it at a press conference on Wednesday.
The bill complies with the “Four Pillars” that emerged out of the meeting between Trump and a group of lawmakers at a meeting on Monday at the White House.
The bill tackles the issue of the future of the 690,000 youths, known as “Dreamers”, who came to the US when they were children and were permitted to stay under former President Barack Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, which was established in 2012 and suspended by the Trump administration in September 2017.