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A bipartisan group of lawmakers is trying to prevent Trump from deporting Dreamers


Deportations of former Dreamers has ramped up under Trump, according to DHS data

WATCH | This is what lawmakers are doing to help undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers if Trump cuts DACA.

President Trump's aggressive immigration policies are worrisome for undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, also known as Dreamers.

Trump has promised to axe Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Obama's executive action allowing qualified Dreamers to work and live in the U.S. temporarily.

DACA has allowed around 750,000 people to come out of the shadows to work, go to school and drive without fear of deportation.

Although Trump's administration has said it is focusing on immigrants with criminal records, his moves have given Dreamers a reason to be fearful.

A bipartisan group of lawmakers might have a solution

A bipartisan group of lawmakers might have a plan to help Dreamers if Trump axes DACA. They're calling it the Bridge Act -- or Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy.

It was introduced in the Senate in December by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and in the House in January and allows Dreamers "provisional protected presence" for up to three years.

The Bridge Act doesn't grant legal status to DACA recipients, nor is it renewable like DACA. But it would allow Dreamers and qualified undocumented immigrants to work and drive in U.S. during that three-year period. 

The Bridge Act also carries a provision preventing the government from using information collected for DACA for deportation or other purposes except for national security investigations.

Graham wasn't a fan of Obama's DACA.

But he still doesn't think Dreamers should pay the price.

An online petition to support the Bridge Act has reached over 40,000 supporters.

The bill has a long way to go before it can become a law, and it's still unclear what Trump has planned for DACA.

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