U.S. again ac­cept­ing DACA re­newal re­quests

The Dallas Morning News - - Nation - Staff re­ports

U.S. Cit­i­zen and Im­mi­gra­tion Ser­vices has re­sumed ac­cept­ing De­ferred Ac­tion for Child­hood Ar­rivals re­newal re­quests as a re­sult of a fed­eral court or­der, the of­fice an­nounced Satur­day.

Un­til fur­ther no­tice, the of­fice said, it will op­er­ate as it did be­fore Sept. 5, 2017, when the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion an­nounced plans to re­scind the DACA pro­gram.

The court or­der, is­sued Tues­day by U.S. District Judge Wil­liam Al­sup, said pro­tec­tions against de­por­ta­tion for DACA re­cip­i­ents can’t be re­scinded while law­suits against the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion’s de­ci­sion are still pend­ing.

It was un­clear at the time, The Wash­ing­ton Post re­ported, when DACA re­cip­i­ents could be­gin ap­ply­ing for re­newal of their work per­mits as a re­sult of the court or­der.

While peo­ple who were pre­vi­ously granted de­ferred ac­tion un­der DACA can re­quest to re­new their sta­tus, the of­fice said it isn’t tak­ing new ap­pli­ca­tions for the DACA pro­gram.

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