Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

USA again accepting DACA renewal requests after judge bucks Trump

USA again accepting DACA renewal requests after judge bucks Trump

"Due to a federal court order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under DACA", USCIS said in an update posted online Saturday.

President Donald Trump said in September that he was ending DACA, which gives safe harbor from deportation and work permits to about 690,000 undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S.as children, known as Dreamers.

Some Connecticut recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, say they still worry about their futures.

But members of Congress have struggled to agree on a permanent legal solution for DACA recipients. "Catholic Charities will resume our weekly DACA renewal clinics and will continue our unconditional support of the DACA community".


The announcement comes four days after a federal judge in San Francisco ordered the Trump administration to restart the DACAprogram until a lawsuit challenging the administration's decision to end the program plays out in court.

DACA has protected about 800,000 people, many of them college-age students. Without DACA, around 700,000 people could be deported, according to government figures.

Trump questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal. The agency will not be accepting new applications from immigrants who may have been eligible for the program, but never applied. Ex-Volkswagen exec gets 7 years for emissions cheating California AG on Trump EPA: "It's nearly as if they believe they're above the law" Sanctuary city policies are ruining California - here's why I left MORE and other state attorneys general.

Alsup said the reasoning to end the program was based on a misinterpretation of the law and voided the president's decision.

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