Sunday, April 8, 2018

DACA Program Grows After Judges Ordered Restart

Nearly 694,000 ‘Dreamers’ protected under Obama-era amnesty
More than 64,000 illegal immigrant “Dreamers” have applied to renew their status under the Obama-era DACA program since a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to restart the program, the government said in new numbers released Tuesday.
About half of them have already been approved, with the others pending, according to the data from U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
All told, nearly 694,000 people were being protected from deportation under the DACA program as of last week.
The numbers suggest significant interest in the program, which President Trump tried to cancel last year, announcing a six-month phaseout he hoped would pressure Congress to come up with a more permanent solution for the Dreamers.
But a federal judge in California, followed by another judge in New York, ruled the phaseout illegal, saying Homeland Security cut too many corners. Both judges ordered Mr. Trump to re-start the program by allowing those who’d been protected before to apply for renewals --->
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