There is a bipartisan consensus that the so-called Dreamers, those who fall under DACA, should not be deported if they have not committed a crime.
So keep them.
Congress seems intent on trying to find thousand page solutions to one page problems. It is a disease that afflicts both parties and only empowers lobbyists, congressional staffers who will become lobbyists, and unelected bureaucrats.
Congress can and should do this. The law is very simple. All those who registered or otherwise qualified under the executively enacted program called the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program shall be made permanent resident aliens of the United States and each of the states may decide how to treat said individuals for purposes of benefits in the state.
But various congressmen and lobbyists want to answer and deal with so many more questions. Each of those questions, however, raises other issues and potential problems. Here, however, there is bipartisan consensus. Do not deport the Dreamers unless they have committed a felony or repeat misdemeanors. Take the issue of deportation off the table now.
Then move to border security, issues of citizen for DACA recipients, and what to do with their parents. Amazingly, if Congress would actually get serious about securing the border many activists would be amazed at how the conversation shifts among many immigration opponents.
Right now, take deportation off the table.
Personally, I'd give Dreamers citizenship if they get a college degree or serve in the military and I'd let their parents become permanent resident aliens who can then repatriate to get citizenship for themselves. Despite the sound and fury on display on television, most of these people aren't interested in a vote or even really citizenship. They just want to stay in the land of the free and the home of the brave. There are many policy alternatives and not a ton of consensus. But there is on letting Dreamers stay, so do it. It doesn't take many lines of legislation to make that happen and cuts off a campaign issue. So do it.
It won't happen though. There is bipartisan consensus to ban the bump stock and congressmen cannot help themselves but complicate and politicize that issue by trying to go for more than just the bump stock. So this won't happen even if it should.