Washington D.C., Sep 27, 2017 / 23:42 pm
With the future uncertain for undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as minors, three Republican Senators say they have a proposal to allow for permanent residency and potential citizenship.
"We are willing to talk with anyone providing certainty to these children, let politics get checked at the door, let's provide something on a bipartisan basis to these children and young adults in this country," said Sen. Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), according to CBS News.
He and Sens. James Lankford (R-Okla.) and Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) have proposed an alternative for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also called DACA. The program was implemented by President Barack Obama in 2012 to defer deportations for those who came to the U.S. as minors and met certain criteria. President Obama implemented it via executive order, rather than legislation.
The Trump administration has rescinded the program, but left open a six-month legal window to adjudicate the renewal process for DACA recipients.