Published: Sun, January 14, 2018
World | By Paul Elliott

DACA renewal requests are being accepted again after federal judge's ruling

DACA renewal requests are being accepted again after federal judge's ruling

Alsup said he thought racism could be the reason for President Donald Trump's plan to rescind protection from deportation to young undocumented immigrants, Bloomberg reported.

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a division of the Department of Homeland Security, posted on its website that the renewal process for grants of deferred action under the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals will resume immediately.

USCIS officials said the program will be operated as it was before it was rescinded on September 5, 2017 by the Trump administration.

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

The USCIS will accept renewal requests from those individuals who previously received DACA status, but it expired on or after September 5, 2016. Under Alsup's ruling, renewal applications must still be accepted, giving those approved another two years from the new date of their application approval.

But on Tuesday, U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco ruled that the Trump administration's decision to eliminate DACA was based on a shoddy legal argument and called the move "arbitrary" and "capricious".

Wednesday, the president criticized the judge's decision on Twitter.

"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. The program lets residents who were brought to the country illegally as children apply to live and work in the United States. "DACA gave them a more tolerable set of choices, including joining the mainstream workforce".

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

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