Federal Agency Returns to Accepting Requests Under DACA

Sen. Jeff Flake R-Ariz. speaks during a meeting with President Donald Trump and lawmakers on immigration policy at the White House on Tuesday

Alsup said the reasoning to end the program was based on a misinterpretation of the law and voided the president's decision.

Texas is home to the second largest population of active DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients in the nation.

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

USCIS officials said the program will be operated as it was before it was rescinded on September 5, 2017 by the Trump administration. "So great great news for DACA that we will now be able to do DACA renewals".

U.S District Judge William Alsup of the Northern District of California ruled Tuesday that the program must continue and those already approved for DACA protections and work permits must be allowed to renew them before they expire.

Turkish citizens traveling to USA 'face risk of arbitrary arrest' - Ankara
Earlier this month, a U.S. jury found a Turkish banker guilty of helping Iran to evade United States sanctions. The relations between the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies U.S. and Turkey are now very tense.

Young undocumented immigrants, known as "Dreamers", rally outside the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday in support of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. "Like the president's meeting with congressional leaders demonstrated, there are many different ideas on how we get there, but our members are committed to working with leadership to fix the problem - beginning with a solution that includes DACA, increased border security, and reducing the backlog in our immigration courts".

The Obama administration began the program in 2012, which enabled certain young immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children to apply for work permits and protection from deportation. The program lets residents who were brought to the country illegally as children apply to live and work in the United States.

Renewal applications will, however, only be accepted from people who previously received DACA and whose deferred action had expired on or after September 5, 2016.

Trump promised to end the program during the presidental campaign, and in announcing it was being phased out, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions called it an unconstitutional circumvention of Congress.

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