In addition, we need to understand exactly what status the Dreamers will receive under the proposed legislation. Mr. Trump has repeatedly said that Dreamers should not get “amnesty” or a “path to citizenship.” What then will they receive?
- Will it just be an indefinite extension of the current quasi-legal status that will never lead to anything more?
- Will it be more like Temporary Protected Status that at least opens the possibility of permanent residency in the future?
- Will it be a path to a new form of permanent residency that will never lead to citizenship or will it be an eventual path to citizenship?