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Trump admin resumes accepting DACA renewals

ANI  |  Washington DC [United States] 

The administration has resumed accepting for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), a programme that protects certain illegal immigrants from deportation, renewal requests as a result of a federal order.

The US Citizenship and Immigration Services said that the program will be operated "on the terms in place" before it was rescinded last September, reported CNN, citing a statement posted online on Saturday.

The move unfolds as US issued a preliminary injunction this week blocking Trump's decision to end the Obama-era program.

The statement said, "Due to a federal order, USCIS has resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of under "

However, neither any new applications will be accepted nor it would be processing applications for those who have never before received protections.

According to the reports, Alsup, in his order on Tuesday, stated that the administration's move to rescind DACA was done without following the proper legal procedures and that the would have to "maintain the DACA program on a nationwide basis."

branded the order "unfair" at the time, and suggested that it would be reversed by a higher

Supporters of DACA rejoiced and celebrated the ruling in the streets of on the federal court's decision at the time.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sun, January 14 2018. 14:10 IST