Homeland Security Restores DACA Program

New applications and renewal petitions being received at DHS.

The president’s administration said it has fully restored the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that shields hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. Their action was in compliance with the order of a federal judge.

The Department of Homeland Security posted on its website that it is accepting new applications, petitions for two-year renewals, and requests for permission to temporarily leave the U.S.

The announcement is a relief to young people brought illegally into the U.S. as children who have been unable to apply since President Trump ended DACA in September 2017, arguing that the Obama-era executive order that created it was unconstitutional.  But a U.S. District Court judge has required reinstatement of the program.

DHS says it may still “seek relief from the order.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the young people who are part of the DACA program as they file to be renewed or accepted.
  • For the Department of Homeland Security and President Trump as they determine whether to appeal the judge’s ruling.
  • For the federal judiciary to rule according to U.S. laws and the Constitution.

Sources: Washington Examiner, CBS News


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