A House panel on immigration on Tuesday took up proposals that carve a pathway to citizenship for the children of illegal immigrants who were brought here at a young age.
The Republican-led panel pitched the issue as a key piece of their stepwise approach to immigration reform.
â€œThey had no input in their parentsâ€™ decision to bring the family to the U.S. illegally. And many of them know no other home that the United States, having grown up as Americans since they were toddlers,â€ Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte, Virginia Republican, said at the hearing heavily attended by Hispanic youth.
Subcommittee Chairman Trey Gowdy, South Carolina Republican and a former prosecutor, said children have always been viewed as a â€œspecial classâ€ under the law.
But whether Congress should pass separate bills to protect these children, known as â€œDreamers,â€ without a more comprehensive package of reforms, remains a sticking point on Capitol Hill.
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