'Documented Dreamers' push for citizenship path
For hundreds of thousands of young legal immigrants, the clock is ticking toward self-deportation.
Dip Patel was born in India, but after a stop in Canada, he came to the United States legally on his parents' work visa when he was just nine years old.
DOCUMENTED DREAMERS WEIGH SELF-DEPORTATION, SAY THEY'VE BEEN LEFT BEHIND BY CONGRESSPatel and others in his group, Improve the Dream have worked for years to try and bring awareness to documented dreamers.
Advocates from both sides of the aisle are working to slow down the ticking clock.
"We are termed as documented dreamers.
That is to emphasize that we are children who grew up here, but we did have some sort of a documented legal status, he said.
Iowa Republican Rep. Mariannette Miller-Meeks was one of the first members to raise her hand to help 18 months ago.
SEN. TOM COTTON: DEMS' ‘DACA-FOR-ALL’ AMNESTY PLAN MUST BE STOPPED"We need these young talented people.
Unlike talk of other individuals who come here illegally through no fault of their own, these young people are here with their parents," she said.
It passed as part of the National Defense Authorization Act in the House earlier this year.
CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APPIf passed and signed by President Biden, Patel and other documented dreamers will have breathing room, so they don't lose their place in the long and getting longer green card line.
"This is so important because we are your friends, we are your neighbors, we are Americans, and we love this country."