White House rejecting new DACA applications
The Trump administration said Tuesday that it will reject new applications and shorten renewal periods for DACA, the Obama-era program that shields young people from deportation, taking a defiant stance after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to let it be scrapped.
About 650,000 people are part of DACA, which allows young immigrants who were brought to the country illegally as children to work and shields them from deportation.
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf indicated the administration may try to end the program again in court.
Portland drawdown discussed
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Trump administration has started talks with the Oregon governor’s office and indicated that it would begin to draw down the presence of federal agents sent to quell two months of chaotic protests in Portland if the state stepped up its own enforcement, a senior White House official said Tuesday. The official stressed that the talks with the office of Democratic Gov. Kate Brown are in the early stages and there is no agreement.