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What should replace DACA?

The bipartisan DREAM Act of 2017. U.S. Senators Richard Durbin (D-Illinois) and Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) in July introduced the DREAM Act of 2017, seeking to create a pathway to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who know no other home than the United States. The legislation would provide permanent relief to recipients of the DACA program who will lose their right to work and protection from deportation because of Trump’s action.

Durbin and Graham have also introduced an intermediate solution known as the BRIDGE Act, which would provide relief from deportation and work permits to DACA recipients (but no pathway to citizenship) for three years. This would be a short-term solution to protect DACA recipients in the time period between when DACA protections run out and a permanent legislative solution such as the DREAM Act is in place.