Jeff Flake, Lindsey Graham working on bill to extend Obama protections for immigrants

Sens. Jeff Flake (left), Lindsey Graham
Sens. Jeff Flake (left), Lindsey Graham

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U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) is reportedly working on a bill with other lawmakers, including Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.), that would extend legal protection for illegal immigrants who were brought into the country as children.

Politico reported this week that the bill would essentially extend the 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals directive from President Barack Obama.

To qualify for protection under the directive, illegal immigrants were required to give their information to the federal government and undergo a background check. Some lawmakers are worried Trump’s administration could use that information to track down and deport people, which motivated Graham to begin working on the bill.

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