Trump administration rejects new DACA applications as it works to end program
The Trump administration will reject new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as it seeks new avenues to dismantle parts of the program, the administration announced Tuesday.
The administration will also shorten the window for current DACA recipients, or so-called Dreamers, to renew their status from two years to one year, according to a Tuesday memo from the Department of Homeland Security.
The continued rejection of new applications comes despite an order by a federal court in Maryland two weeks ago for the administration to accept them.
This is patently illegal. The Trump administration must accept new DACA-applications AND extend legal protection for the full two years. Anything less is in defiance of the Supreme Court. https://t.co/RRYomLiJRj— ACLU (@ACLU) July 28, 2020
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