U.S. im­mi­gra­tion agency ac­cept­ing DACA re­quests

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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.

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