(Reuters) – U.S. immigration authorities stated on Saturday that it’s going to resume accepting requests beneath a program that shields younger folks delivered to the USA illegally from deportation after a courtroom order blocked a authorities resolution to finish this system.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Providers stated on its web site that individuals who beforehand obtained a grant of safety beneath the Deferred Motion of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) could apply for a renewal beneath the phrases in place earlier than it was rescinded in September.
The announcement comes after a U.S. choose on Thursday quickly blocked a choice by President Donald Trump to finish DACA later this 12 months. Congress is debating whether or not or to not write new laws that might grant authorized standing to those immigrants that have been delivered to the U.S. as youngsters and stay illegally.
Former President Barack Obama enacted DACA to maintain the undocumented immigrants, often known as dreamers, from being deported.
The immigration workplace stated that deferments beneath DACA don’t confer authorized residency however provides prosecutors discretion on imposing immigration legal guidelines.
Reporting by Wealthy McKay; Enhancing by Christian Schmollinger