Friday, September 8, 2017

US Congress Mulls Options for Dreamers

VOANews: US Congress Mulls Options for Dreamers

U.S. congressional leaders respond to President Donald Trump's challenge to pass legislation addressing the legal status of nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children. VOA's Michael Bowman reports.
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