Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
People | By Leon Thompson

USA resumes DACA applications after judge blocks end to program

USA resumes DACA applications after judge blocks end to program

While people who were previously granted deferred action under DACA can request to renew their status, the office said it isn't taking new applications for the DACA program.

The federal agency posted a statement to its website announcing the resumption of applications for DACA renewals. The program will follow the same terms that were in place before it was rescinded September 5, according to a news release Saturday. No new applications will be accepted.

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".

He challenged Congress to replace the program with. "We said it from the very beginning: Donald Trump and this administration did not follow the rules in trying to abandon the DACA program".

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But that agreement was cast into doubt the same day when a firestorm erupted after reports surfaced that President Trump, during a meeting with lawmakers over an immigration bill, asked why the USA was accepting immigrants from "shithole countries" referring reportedly to immigrants from Haiti and Africa.

More: What is DACA and who qualified? The program protected young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation. What will the end of the deferred action program mean? However, the administration doesn't have to process applications for those who have never before received DACA protections. "DACA gave them a more tolerable set of choices, including joining the mainstream workforce".

"Some of them are losing their jobs, they're losing their driving privileges because their driver's licenses expire the same time as their work permits expire and they have difficulties with paying bills and rent", she said.

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