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DACA termination blocked.

WASHINGTON * On Feb. 26, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear and rule on whether the administration has the right to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects young adults brought to the U.S. as minors without legal permission.

Two federal judges have blocked the Trump administration's efforts to end the program March 5, ruling the government must continue to accept renewal applications for DACA recipients. The administration asked the Supreme Court to hear and rule on one of those decisions in an effort to bypass the appeal going through the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in San Francisco.

Those benefiting from DACA can keep applying to renew permits that protect them from deportation and allow them to have a work permit and other documents, as long as they meet certain criteria.

"Although the Supreme Court decision buys Congress time to address the situation of undocumented youth, it should not give them an excuse to delay action," said Kevin Appleby, senior director of international migration policy for the Center for Migration Studies. "These young people remain at risk and deserve permanent protection and a chance to plan their futures."

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Title Annotation:UNITED STATES
Publication:National Catholic Reporter
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Mar 9, 2018
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