The United States said Saturday that the country had received back a request for an extension of the postponement of deportation to illegal immigrants entering America as children, who were generally brought in by their parents. The deportation suspension program for children is called DACA or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival.
The US immigration agency issued the announcement of suspension after a judge last week temporarily hindered President Donald Trump's decision to end the program this year. "Until further notice … DACA policy will be implemented based on the applicable requirements before it is revoked on the 5th of December 2017," the immigration agency said in a statement on its website.
The statement said that people who previously received suspension of deportation based on DACA is allowed to apply for the extension of postponement of deportation, but adds that the immigration body does not accept applications from persons who have never received deportation delays under the DACA.
In September of 2017, US President Donald Trump lifted DACA, imposed by previous President Barack Obama for protecting nearly 800,000 immigrants against deportation, brought to America while still a child and living in America illegally. DACA allows them to live, work, and study in the United States. Many of these young immigrants, often called Dreamers, know only the United States as their country of residence.
In announcing the termination of the program, Trump gave the Congress time until 5 March to approve a bill that provided protection equal to the protection granted based on DACA. [gp]