WASHINGTON, DC – Today, a group of Republican lawmakers introduced the Recognizing America’s Children (RAC) Act, which allows hardworking young immigrants who arrived in the U.S. prior to 2010 as minors to adjust their status if they can meet certain educational or military requirements, and pass a background check.
Original co-sponsors of the RAC Act include U.S. Representatives Carlos Curbelo (FL-26), Mike Coffman (CO-6), Jeff Denham (CA-19), Mario Diaz-Balart (FL-25), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27), Mark Amodei (NV-2), Jenniffer González Colón (PR), and David Valadao (CA-21).
Following the introduction of the RAC Act, FWD.us President Todd Schulte released the following statement:
“We want to thank Congressman Curbelo for once again fighting to fix our broken immigration system. He knows how important this is to families in South Florida and across the nation. Dreamers who came to this country as children are part of our communities and shouldn’t be kept in fear of deportation. While this legislation is a step in the right direction, this is only one area of several that needs to be reformed. Our economy and safety will continue to suffer until we modernize our outdated legal immigration system, secure the border and create a pathway to citizenship for the nearly 11 million law-abiding undocumented immigrants who currently live in the United States.”