Saturday, October 7, 2017

AND NOW FOR SOME GOOD NEWS: Thousands Of Illegal Immigrants Still Haven’t Renewed Their DACA Status

REUTERS/Stephanie Keith
With just a few more hours remaining until immigration authorities stop accepting renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, thousands of eligible illegal immigrants have yet to apply for an extension.
When the Trump administration announced last month that it would end DACA, program beneficiaries whose deferred status expired on or before March 5 were given until Oct. 5 to renew their status.
Of the approximately 154,000 DACA recipients who were eligible to apply for a two-year extension of their protections, about 42,500 had yet to do so as of Wednesday, according to Vox.
Implemented by the Obama administration in 2012, the DACA program gives certain illegal immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children a reprieve from deportation and the ability to apply for work permits. About 790,00 people have received protection under the program, which will officially end on March 6.
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