US waiver of penalty helps thousands of undocumented Dominicans
Santo Domingo.- Thousands of undocumented Dominicans living in the US will benefit from the new immigration pardon approved by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) which takes effect Aug. 29.
The waiver repeals the penalties against foreigners who’ve entered or are illegally in the US and have spouses or children whether born in the country or not, who are legal residents or American citizens, can apply for residence.
There are hundreds of Dominicans In that situation, most of whom arrived with “machete” passports (supplanted IDs), who came from Puerto Rico, or across the borders with Mexico and Canada.
In a statement the USCIS said will no longer will be enforced the penalty against a foreigner with that status, even if a spouse or child that are US citizens, was that they had to leave the US for a period of 10 years, depending on the case,.
Immigrant rights activists in various states hailed the decision, calling it an important step forward to solve the immigration status of millions of undocumented aliens.
Aug 2, 2016
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