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By Grace Carr

Charlie Gard has reportedly been granted permanent resident status in the U.S. thanks to an amendment passed by Congress.

Congress passed an amendment granting “permanent resident status to Charlie Gard and family so Charlie can get the medical treatment he needs,” Nebraska Republican Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska tweeted Tuesday.

Permanent U.S. residency for Gard would mean his parents, Connie Yates and Chris Gard, would not need permission from U.K. doctors to fly him to America for treatment.

Born a little less than a year ago, Gard suffers from a faulty gene that has left him unable to move or breath on his own. (RELATED: U.S. Doctor’s Examination Could Determine Charlie Gard’s Fate).

The parents have been fighting a legal battle to keep their child alive since the government appointed a lawyer to determine what is in the child’s best interests rather than allowing the parents to decide.

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  • I Don’t Like Mondays

    “Charlie Gard has reportedly been granted permanent resident status in the U.S. thanks to an amendment passed by Congress.”

    This is a false statement. The House Committee on Appropriations approved an amendment, but the full House hasn’t voted on the Homeland Security bill the amendment was added to. Neither has the Senate. And the President hasn’t signed any such bill.

    The title “Charlie Gard Granted Permanent US Residency” is wildly misleading and incorrect.

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