The thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. by their parents when they were children face uncertain futures if the DACA program is ended.


FILE - In this Sept. 1, 2017 file photo, Loyola Marymount University student and dreamer Maria Carolina Gomez joins a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA program, outside the Edward Roybal Federal Building in Los Angeles. California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a lawsuit Monday, Sept. 11, against the Trump administration over its decision to end a program that protects young immigrants from deportation who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or by parents who overstayed visas. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A Koch brothers-funded group is sending young immigrants to lobby Congress to push for immigration reform and money for border security initiatives.

The LIBRE Initiative announced last well it is sending immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally who now have temporary protective status to Washington to meet with lawmakers.

The group says it's sending around immigrants from states like Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and Utah to urge Congress to find a permanent solution.

The young immigrants are expected to share their stories and ask lawmakers for a bipartisan compromise.

Congress and President Donald Trump are locked in negotiations over funding for a border wall and avoiding another partial government shutdown.