What to do about the many immigrants crossing into the U.S. at the Mexican border. What about the immigrants already here.

Lawmakers and immigration reform advocates say White House officials are making plans to act before November's elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally. The administration, they say, is poised to allow such individuals to remain in the United States without any threat of deportation.

Thousands of undocumented children and families have arrived at the U.S. border in recent months, sparking anti-immigration protests. But activists, churches, and ordinary people have also taken to the streets, showing their support for the migrants.