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Republicans Introduce New Immigration Bill Called Achieve Act

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

You heard of President Obama's executive order called the Dream Act, which he signed earlier this year allowing for qualifying immigrants to apply for an extension to stay in the U.S.

Well now another immigration bill has been introduced, this one is called the Achieve Act. It was introduced by outgoing Texas Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and another Republican senator from Arizona.

The legislation would help children brought to this country illegally become residents. Immigration Attorney Debra Rodriguez said it is exciting to see that both Republicans and Democrats are working on reforming immigration laws.

The Achieve Act allows anyone who came to the U.S. under the age 14 and are now under 29 years old, without a criminal record, to have up to six years permission to live in the U.S., and have a chance to become U.S. residents.