President Trump is trying limit the DACA program once again, in what is the latest milestone for “Dreamers” in their fight for protection against deportation.
The Trump administration on Wednesday announced it will not allow eligible immigrants to apply for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals if they are applying for the first time.
And though current DACA recipients will be able to continue renewing their protections, they’ll now have to do it every year, instead of every two years, according to the Department of Homeland Security announcement.
The announcement is another milestone in a long journey for “Dreamers” in their fight for protection against deportation.
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