Trump Administration to Review DACA Program

No new applications will be accepted.

On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security said the president’s administration will undertake a review of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. While the review is underway, it will not accept new applications for the program that shields from deportation certain undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, and will limit renewals to one year instead of two.

President Trump has repeatedly spoken out against DACA as part of his agenda on immigration, but a series of lawsuits has stood in the way of ending the program.

The move announced Tuesday is certain to face legal challenges. A federal judge said earlier this month that the Administration must begin to accept new applications for DACA.

Pending applications will be adjudicated on a case-by-case basis consistent with immigration law.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf and the restrictions being placed on the DACA program.
  • For the president’s administration as efforts continue on immigration reform.

Sources: CNN, CBS News


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