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White House claims that DACA is illegal but deferred action is a widely accepted legal principle

Rose Cuison Villazor | NYT 

President Trump is expected on Tuesday to rescind protections for young immigrants who arrived in the United States illegally as children, but with a six-month grace period to let Congress respond. The program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, grants those who qualify for the program a reprieve from deportation, which they must renew every two years. The White House claims that DACA, which President Barack Obama announced in 2012 and which has broad bipartisan support, is illegal, but deferred action is a widely accepted legal principle. Over the last five years, DACA has ...

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First Published: Tue, September 05 2017. 10:49 IST