Young Adults at Risk of Deportation

In the last year, 2020 there have been over 100,000 children who have aged out from parental eligibility to apply for their green cards. According to a recent article posted by Immigration Impact, “They are known as Documented Dreamers, and when these young adults turn 21, they “age out” of their previous lawful status, which was tied to their parents’ visas. They are then required to seek and obtain immigration status on their own or to depart the country. If they fail to depart, they run the risk of being subjected to immigration enforcement and potential deportation.” This issue had caused a frenzy especially with the recent rules that went into effect for those who are trying to apply for DACA for the first time. With the recent backlogs as well, this caused many individuals to make decisions that have or will cause a lot of hardships on their families. For young immigrants who have been in this country since birth; would become difficult for them to adjust to a country and culture where they have never been too before. Congress should reconsider overturning these rules that are causing injustices in the immigration system and affecting young adults who are in the United States.

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