Trump Administration Resumes Accepting DACA Renewals Following Court Order

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Some Connecticut recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, say they still worry about their futures.

The immigration office said that deferments under DACA do not confer legal residency but gives prosecutors discretion on enforcing immigration laws.

"Hello my people just got the news that USCIS will be accepting DACA applications starting now".

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Pratheepan Gulasekaram, a professor at Santa Clara University School of Law, said that while the announcement was welcome news for DACA recipients, much uncertainty remains. "Catholic Charities will resume our weekly DACA renewal clinics and will continue our unconditional support of the DACA community". That's even though a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to restart the program that it canceled a year ago.

The Department of Justice has indicated it will appeal the judge's decision, a move that could again put the program on hold.

Former President Barack Obama enacted DACA to keep the undocumented immigrants, known as dreamers, from being deported.

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Alsup said that reasoning was flawed because the agency and administration do have the authority to implement the program, which allows children brought to the country as undocumented immigrants stay and work legally for two-year intervals.

That number will soar to over 1,000 a day after March 5, when the program was set to begin being phased out, with all permits expiring by the end of September 30, 2019. However, the administration doesn't have to process applications for those who have never before received DACA protections. Losing DACA is a fear many of them have.

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The cost to file a renewal application will be the same as before, $495. Those accepted for the program received permits to work legally in the US for two years, which could be renewed for additional 2-year periods. Ex-Volkswagen exec gets 7 years for emissions cheating California AG on Trump EPA: "It's nearly as if they believe they're above the law" Sanctuary city policies are ruining California - here's why I left MORE and other state attorneys general. That suit challenges the decision to end the program.

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