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Federal Agency Returns to Accepting Requests Under DACA

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

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    Trump: Any Solution on Immigration Must Include Border Wall

    President Trump says any solution on DACA and immigration must include a border wall; continues to deny collusion with Russia during 2016 election. (Published Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018)

    Citizenship and Immigration Services says it's 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 comes four 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 says the policy under the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, will be operated under the terms in place before it was rescinded in September.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.

    Lawmakers Fight Over DACA and Border Security

    [NATL] Lawmakers Fight Over DACA and Border Security

    Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle agree on the need for legalizing young immigrants under DACA, but cannot agree on the timeline for tackling border security. President Donald Trump, meanwhile, has proposed a two-step plan for comprehensive immigration reform by taking care of DACA and border security first before attempting to reform the country's immigration system itself. 

    (Published Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018)

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