Backing in G.O.P. for Legal Status for Immigrants
WASHINGTON — The House Republican leadership’s broad framework for overhauling the nation’s immigration laws will call this week for a path to legal status — but not citizenship — for many of the 11 million adult immigrants who are in the country illegally, according to aides who have seen the party’s statement of principles. For immigrants brought to the United States illegally as young children, the Republicans would offer a path to citizenship.
January 28, 2014
A Staten Island mother is making a last ditch appeal to stay in the United States after being told she’ll be deported next month because the passport she was carrying when she arrived was fake. NY1’s Amanda Farinacci filed the following report.
Ying Lin arrived in the United States 12 years ago after her farmer parents gave her a passport and encouraged her to build a better life here.
She spoke no English and was just 18 when she arrived in Los Angeles.
“President Obama authorized immigration to exercise their discretion and to allow people to stay in the United States who are not criminals. Ms. Lin is not a criminal. To allow people to stay in the United States if they can show sufficient equities and good things about themselves, and we have put that type of application together,” said attorney Ed Cuccia.
January 3, 2012