The Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA) of 1986, that was signed by President Reagan, provided that certain immigrants who have lived and worked in the United States could become Lawful Permanent Residents. However the law forgot to provide that the children of those immigrants be allowed to become lawful Permanent Residents also. The INS started trying to deport children even though their parents resided legally in the United States.
Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo helped change that law, with the help of several others, which allowed the children of immigrants to remain in the United States. Of the several news articles that appeared in the newspapers about this issue, some of those articles appear here.
In addition, AM News Radio Station 740 KCBS broadcast a public service editorial entitled "Rigorous Injustice" about the issue. Senator Barbara Boxer wrote a letter on behalf of Rhoda Wilkinson Domingo’s clients, the children who were facing deportation, urging the Immigration Service not to deport the kids. Congress discussed the problem and her clients’s names, Norberto and Eduardo Morales, appeared in the Federal Register. Finally, Congress passed a law called Family Unity, that changed the qualifying date of entry for the children which permitted several thousands of children to remain in the U.S. with their parents.
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