Are Republicans Prepping an Immigration Bill for DACA Recipients?

Nov 30, 2016
4:30 PM


A Wednesday afternoon story from POLITICO’s Seun Min Kim is reporting that Republican Senator Lindsey Graham (South Carolina) is currently preparing a bill that would maintain the legal status of DACA recipients, especially if President-elect Donald Trump repeals a 2012 executive order by President Barack Obama that had given legal status to close to 750,000 undocumented individuals who came to this country as children.

As the story states:

But should Trump follow through on that promise, some key lawmakers on Capitol Hill want to make sure those protections stay in place for the immigrants who willingly gave personal information to the federal government and went through background checks. One big fear among advocates is that the Trump administration could use that personal information to track down the immigrants to deport them.

“The worst outcome is to repeal the legal status that these kids have,” Graham said Wednesday. “Whether you agree with them having it or not, they’ve come out of the shadows.”

The story says that Graham is working with both Republicans and Democrats on the bill.