Government begins accepting DACA renewal requests

Protestors supporting Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals outside the White House.   Carolyn Kaster    
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"Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on September 5, 2017", a USCIS statement said.

A deal for recipients of DACA - Deferred Action for Child Arrivals - is a pressing priority for lawmakers. "So for those of you who have had DACA and need to renew it they will be accepting it", Yasser Sanchez, a Mesa immigration lawyer posted in a live Facebook video. The program will follow the same terms that were in place before it was rescinded September 5, according to a news release Saturday.

"Hello my people just got the news that USCIS will be accepting DACA applications starting now".

In a statement issued Saturday, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said those previously granted deferred action under DACA may request renewal by filing the proper forms. "Catholic Charities will resume our weekly DACA renewal clinics and will continue our unconditional support of the DACA community".

"This week, President Trump provided leadership on a hard issue that our nation has faced for decades and Main Street members want to help the president address our broken immigration system", said U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Chairman of the Republican Main Street Caucus.

Supreme Court takes up fight over Texas electoral districts
Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi, which the court said was improperly drawn to reduce the voting strength of Latinos. State GOP leaders have argued the maps were drawn to favor Republicans, not to disenfranchise minorities.

Trump gave Congress six months to find a way to allow immigrant approved for the DACA program to remain in the USA permanently. The program protected young undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation.

DACA has protected about 800,000 people, many of them college-age students. However, the administration doesn't have to process applications for those who have never before received DACA protections.

Salinas she can't take a permanent teaching position because her work permit would expire in the middle of next year.

The White House and President Donald Trump initially blasted the decision.

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