Congressman Ami Bera of California, along with Congresswoman Deborah Ross, Sen. Alex Padilla, and Senate Judiciary Committee chair Dick Durbin, called for the passage of America's CHILDREN Act. The act is a bipartisan legislation that will protect documented Dreamers who are dependents of long-term nonimmigrant visa holders from aging out of the system when they turn 21. The lawmakers were joined by a group of documented Dreamers who recounted their stories and campaigned for the Bill.
“We’re a nation of immigrants, one generation after another bringing with us our heritage, our culture, our religions, our traditions — all woven together. That’s America’s strength, and that’s what this is about,” said Indian-origin Congressman Bera. “We’ve got to fix this flaw in our immigration system. We ought to welcome these kids to be part of that next generation to continue to move our country forward.”