White House re­ject­ing new DACA ap­pli­ca­tions

Chicago Sun-Times - - NATION/WORLD -

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.

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