U.S. immigration reform’s big winners: Dominicans
NEW YORK.- Any new immigration reform pushed by U.S. president Barack Obama and the preliminary bipartisan agreement announced Monday will benefit the thousands of Dominicans who qualify.
Dominicans by the thousands have entered and stayed illegally without U.S. residency documents, while others have let their visas expire, falling into the same category.
Dominican community groups had been mobilizing for several years in Washington, to help strike a compromise and the deal outlined yesterday by a bipartisan committee on Monday.
The Dominicans, together with Mexicans, form part of the firs legion of undocumented immigrants into the U.S., and now welcome yesterday’s announcement by several senators, while in New York many began to celebrate and called relatives back home to share the news.
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