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DACA back up and running

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/08/20, 02:00 pm

Young people who were brought to the United States illegally as children can again apply for deportation relief. Following a court order, the Department of Homeland Security on Monday said it would accept new applications to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Is this permanent? Not necessarily. The department said it “may seek relief from the order” as it continues to pursue legal ways to shut down the Obama-era program, which exempts about 650,000 people from deportation and makes them eligible for work permits but does not provide a clear path for them to gain legal status. The Trump administration maintains the program is unconstitutional. It survived on a technicality in June when the Supreme Court ruled that the administration did not follow the proper legal steps to end it in September 2017. A lower court judge then ordered the department to reopen applications and restore the program to its pre-2017 state.

Dig deeper: Read Harvest Prude’s report on the Supreme Court decision.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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    Posted: Sun, 12/13/2020 07:49 pm

    What can one say about Obama's wishy-washy program that made him look good just for more votes. 

    I just hope they are scrutinizing each one because anyone can say they were dragged here. 

    But looking to the future of our country. What's the point? The Dems said they will open the borders.

    What does Canada say about that? Oof!

    What will Mexico say, since people will be tramping thru Mexico to get here?