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USCIS Returns To Accepting Requests Under DACA

A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Trump Administration’s decision to end the program

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under the Obama-era DACA program, which shields from deportation young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children.

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) said Saturday, the Associated Press reported, that it has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under the Obama-era program that shields from deportation young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and who remain in the country illegally.

The decision came a few days after a federal judge, in a nod to pending lawsuits, temporarily blocked the Trump Administration’s decision to end the program.

In a statement posted Saturday on its website, the USCIS noted the policy under the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA) will be operated under the terms in place before it was rescinded in September.

Congressional lawmakers are trying to write legislation to give the so-called ‘Dreamers’ legal status.

DACA has protected about 800,000 people, many of them college-age students.

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