U.S. immigration agency accepting DACA requests
WASHINGTON >> U.S. Citizenship
3 and Immigration Services says it is again accepting requests to renew grants of deferred action under the Obama-era program that shields young immigrants from deportation if they were brought here as children and remained 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 said 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the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, will be operated under the terms in place before it was rescinded in September.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 socalled Dreamers legal status.