U.S. Rep. Pete Aguilar (D-San Bernardino) visited Cal State San Bernardino recently to discuss bipartisan legislation he has co-authored with Republican Rep. Will Hurd of Texas to enact legislative action for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA.

Aguilar discussed the bill during a news conference held at the university on Jan. 13. Participating with him were Brian Haynes, CSUSB vice president for Student Services; Olivia Rosas, associate vice president of enrollment management; Maria Barragan; administrative support coordinator for the university’s Undocumented Students Success Center, along with two students who are DACA recipients.

Aguilar’s and Hurd’s bill would offer individuals who qualify the ability to apply and obtain green cards and ultimately citizenship after years of conditional residency, provided they meet certain requirements, including a background check and work, education or military service requirements.

The bill comes in the wake of President Trump’s decision last year to end the protections that had been afforded to them starting in March.