Momentum builds for bill to help 'Dreamers'

Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are scrambling to find a legislative fix for the embattled Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, as it faces a crucial legal challenge.

DACA grants a work permit and protection from deportation to about 750,000 undocumented immigrants brought to the country as children.

Ten states, led by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R), have threatened to challenge DACA in the courts unless the Trump administration cancels the program by September 5.

Concerns that the program could be terminated by the administration or court ruling has led to a flurry of legislative proposals over the last two weeks designed to protect immigrants under the program, commonly known as Dreamers, through legal status or a path to citizenship if the program ends.

Read more at The Hill: http://thehill.com/latino/344421-momentum-builds-for-bill-to-help-dreamers