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US immigration agency resumes accepting requests under DACA programme

Former President Obama enacted DACA to keep the undocumented immigrants from being deported


US immigration authorities said on Saturday that it will resume accepting requests under a program that shields young people brought to the United States illegally from deportation after a court order blocked a government decision to end the program. The US Citizenship and Immigration Services said on its website that people who previously received a grant of protection under the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) may apply for a renewal under the terms in place before it was rescinded in September. The announcement comes after a US judge on Thursday temporarily blocked ...

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First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 17:03 IST