Documented dreamers at risk of deportation, statelessness, say fellow dreamers

Lakshmi Parvathinathan of 'Improve the Dream' feels there is hope for change following a brief conversation with President Joe Biden on immigration laws

Documented dreamers at risk of deportation, statelessness, say fellow dreamers
President Joe Biden with Lakshmi Parvathinathan. (Courtesy: Twitter/@Lakshmi_par)

The US immigration system recognizes over two lakh documented dreamers, out of which nearly 70% are children from Indian families who face the threat of deportation.

Documented dreamers are those children who are brought into the US as children along with their parents (non-immigrant visa holders such as H-1B) as minors.

When these children turn 21 (age out), they no longer continue with their H-4 dependent visa, which means they either have to transit to an F-1 visa, meant for foreign students, or they would have to self deport to their home country.