The House of Representatives may pass an Immigration Bill for Kids

Of the many small immigration bills that will be presented in the House of Representatives, one immigration bill that will help illegal aliens may have a decent chance at passing. Eric Cantor, the House Majority Whip, plans on presenting a Bill that would give “Dream Act” children a pathway to permanent residency and eventually to citizenship. Also, House Judiciary Committee chairman Bob Goodlatte is working with Rep. Cantor on the language of the Bill.

Eric Cantor may be able to get a majority of Republicans to support this Bill. He has stated, “Where else would these kids go? Again, they’ve been brought here as a minor in many instances having no idea what was going on, knowing no other place than America as home.” To receive benefits, the Kid’s Act Bill would probably use the cut off date of entering the country before 16 which is similar to the Dream Act which presently allows work authorization for illegal aliens who enter before the age of 16. However, the House may first pass a Border Security Bill, and the Senate may not take up any bill that is not comprehensive immigration bill. At that point, the whole process my stall and illegal aliens and Dream Act Kids may have to wait until 2014 or 2016 for any new immigration bill.

New York Immigration Lawyer Andrew P. Johnson was a former prosecutor and has exclusively practiced immigration law of over 15 years. The Law Offices of Andrew P. Johnson is located at 65 Broadway, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10004 phone 212 693 3355, email


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