DHS mulling deadline extension for Dreams to reapply for DACA

Cheryl Sanders
September 17, 2017

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DACA refers to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program created by former President Barack Obama, which has extended temporary work permits and deportation protection to almost 800,000 younger immigrants brought to this country illegally as minors.

DACA is an executive order issued by former President Barack Obama that declined to enforce certain federal immigration laws for Dreamers. They are sometimes called "dreamers".

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"That's an important position because we can not make a 2,200 mile (3,540 km) wall a condition for passing the Dream Act and we've been very clear from the start", said Senator Dick Durbin, a senior Democrat who has been working for the past 16 years to legislate protections for the Dreamers.


He said deported DACA recipients could then "come back legally" and "cut to the front of the line". Charles Schumer, the top Democrats in the House and Senate, respectively, announced there was a deal on DACA.

Further information may be reached at the DACA frequently asked questions.

U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis, citing new tweets by Trump praising the so-called "dreamers" protected by the program, told a Justice Department lawyer he might intervene if the government doesn't extend an October 5 deadline for more than 150,000 of the 800,000 beneficiaries to reapply before the program expires.

While Trump remains committed to his campaign promise to build the wall along the United States border with Mexico, "whether or not that is specifically part of a DACA package or a different legislative package, I am not going to prejudge here today", Short said.

"It's not the only part of it, but a significant percentage of people in this country illegally don't cross the border".


Researchers at AAPI (Asian American Pacific Islander) Data and the Center for Migration Studies report that one in seven Asian immigrants in the U.S.is undocumented. He told VOA, "Most people are blown away when they learn this". The president is getting pushback from conservatives, who say he has flip-flopped on immigration.

I had one professor out of all of my classes even address it, Jasso said. Let Congress know that we don't end dreams in America, we nurture them.

Several organizations work to share information and provide support to the community in a number of different languages. And so they've essentially been living as Americans in every way except having citizenship. Regardless of the future of DACA, the immigration conversation dramatically changed for everyone involved the moment Jeff Sessions took the stage.

Cho moved to the US state of Virginia when he was seven years old. "This may be the last opportunity to obtain an additional two years of deportation protection and legal work authorization", said Hutchinson.

Esha Sarai reported this for VOA News. While the Trump administration turns its eyes to funding a wall along the southern border, rescinding DACA has been touted as a legislative win in the wake of brutal defeats on the repeal of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the original draft of the administration's travel ban.


The complaint was filed less than a day after President Trump met with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY and agreed to protect certain immigrants brought illegally into the U.S.as children and enhancements to USA border security. Write to us in the Comments Section or on our Facebook page.

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