The Trump administration on Wednesday signed a bill that would let undocumented immigrants stay in the United States and get work permits even though their parents are not in the country legally.
The Department of Homeland Security signed the bipartisan bill that was introduced by Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Sen. Chuck Grassley (R, Iowa) and which is designed to provide work permits for people who entered the country illegally as children.
The bill would also give states more flexibility in dealing with illegal immigrants who were granted DACA status.
The bill is a response to Trump’s directive in April that would allow parents of immigrants who arrived in the U.K. as children to stay in their home country until their 17th birthday.
It is also a way for the president to show solidarity with the millions of people who are undocumented, including some in his own party who are fighting to get the issue to the top of the agenda.
But the bill does not include any provisions to help undocumented immigrants who have grown up in the states they are now living in.
Many of those undocumented immigrants live in states like California, New York and Texas, which have passed legislation that would provide some form of work permits to their parents, and the bill is still being reviewed by the Senate.
Trump’s order was controversial and has drawn sharp criticism from Democratic lawmakers.
Many lawmakers said the order could be used to target immigrants who came to the U, rather than those who had just been born.
The White House on Wednesday said it was looking forward to the legislation, and Shelby and Grassley did not immediately respond to requests for comment.