Senator Dick Durbin has reached across the aisle for an ally in his effort to protect undocumented young people brought to the United States as children from deportation.
Durbin fears the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program could be discontinued under the Trump Administration. The BRIDGE Act would provide temporary relief from deportation and work authorization to undocumented youth. Durbin hopes a conversation starts soon on the greater issue.
Companion legislation has been filed in the US House with Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez as a co-sponsor.