Washington: A bipartisan group of four prominent Democratic senators has filed legislation to create a much-needed road to citizenship for up to 8 million individuals, including dreamers, H-1B visa holders, and long-term visa holders. An immigrant may qualify for lawful permanent resident status under the measure if they have lived in the United States continuously for at least seven years. Senator Alex Padilla proposed the Renewing Immigration Provisions of the Immigration Act in the Senate on Wednesday, and it was co-sponsored by Senators Elizabeth Warren, Ben Ray Lujan, and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin.
“Our outmoded immigration system is harming many individuals and stifling the American economy. My plan will, for the first time in more than 35 years, revise the Registry cutoff date, allowing more immigrants to petition for lawful permanent residence “Padilla stated.
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