Trump Administration Resumes Accepting DACA Renewals Following Court Order

Ceria Alfonso
Enero 14, 2018

Alsup ruled that the federal government must "maintain [DACA] on a nationwide basis" while legal challenges to ending the program proceed in court.

Dick Durbin, D-Ill., the minority whip, as lawmakers continue negotiating on a deal that would include a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018.

A bipartisan group of Republican and Democratic senators working to find a compromise to coincide with a looming spending bill vote on January 19, announced Thursday they had reached a tentative agreement on an immigration bill that addresses several issues, including border security and allowing young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S.as children, known as "Dreamers", to permanently legalize their status.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said in a statement on its website that DACA will be "operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on September 5, 2017".

He adds: "I want a merit based system of immigration and people who will help take our country to the next level".

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Alsup said the administration did not have to accept new DACA applications.

Trump questioned why the US would accept more immigrants from Haiti and "shithole countries" in Africa rather than places like Norway, as he rejected a bipartisan immigration deal.

Former DACA recipients whose grant expired before that date cannot request a renewal, but they can file a new request, the agency said.

The program granted temporary protection from deportation to hundreds of thousands of undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S.as children, often referred to as "dreamers". The agency will not be accepting new applications from immigrants who may have been eligible for the program, but never applied.

But a federal judge in San Francisco halted that plan late Tuesday and ordered the administration to resume processing DACA renewals while a lawsuit against the September decision moves forward.

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