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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Immigration policy for unlawfully present immigrants within the U.S. who entered as minors

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) is an American immigration policy that allows some individuals with unlawful presence in the United States after being brought to the country as children to receive a renewable two-year period of deferred action from deportation and become eligible for a work permit in the U.S. To be eligible for the program, recipients cannot have felonies or serious misdemeanors on their records. Unlike the proposed DREAM Act, DACA does not provide a path to citizenship for recipients, known as Dreamers. The policy, an executive branch memorandum, was announced by President Barack Obama on June 15, 2012. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) began accepting applications for the program on August 15, 2012.


The Supreme Court May Let Trump End DACA. Here’s What the Public Thinks About It.

Polls show the program to protect young undocumented immigrants from deportation is broadly popular. Democratic organizers see an opportunity to mobilize voters if it is ended.
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What to Know About DACA and California

Wednesday: The case has major implications for the Golden State. Also: Caspian terns and evolving quinceañeras.
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Supreme Court leans toward Trump on ending DACA [Video]Supreme Court leans toward Trump on ending DACA

Conservative U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared sympathetic to President Donald Trump's effort to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, that protects..

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Supreme Court considers future of "Dreamers" in DACA case

There are protests in major cities in support of the DACA program, which enabled immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children to remain and work in the U.S. The Supreme Court heard arguments on..
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Hundreds show support for DACA in Los Angeles

Hundreds of students marched in Los Angeles Tuesday to show support for immigrants who receive protections under the DACA program. The US Supreme Court is considering a Trump administration plan to end..
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Supreme Court signals willingness to side with Trump in DACA case

The court heard arguments in a case over whether the Trump administration can end protections for "Dreamers"
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'I'm just as American as they are': Activists, DACA recipients gather as Supreme Court hears case

The high court's ruling on the Obama -era program is expected next spring in the midst of the 2020 presidential race.
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Immigrants urge Supreme Court to protect DACA

Undocumented immigrants walked out of the Supreme Court vowing to fight on after justices heard arguments about the legality of the Trump administration's decision to wind down the Deferred Action for..
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Supreme Court leans toward Trump plan to end DACA program for nearly 700K undocumented immigrants

The Supreme Court appeared likely to side with the Trump administration in its effort to end the DACA program for 660,000 undocumented immigrants.
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One sister has DACA status, the other doesn't. Their lives are worlds apart.

As they wait to see if the Supreme Court decides the program is legal, Deysi is safe from deportation, but her younger sister is at risk.
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Were You Homeless in California? What Helped?

Tuesday: We want to hear from people who have experienced homelessness. Also: Catch up on the DACA case before the Supreme Court.
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DACA recipient says SCOTUS decision could "destroy and erase everything"

Supreme Court justices will hear arguments Tuesday in a challenge to the Trump administration’s effort to end the DACA program, which shields nearly 700,000 young immigrants from deportation. Carter..
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Trump says some DACA recipients are "hardened criminals"

The Supreme Court is determining the fate of DACA recipients this week
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Supreme Court weighs fate of DACA program

The Supreme Court hears arguments Tuesday on the DACA program, which could lead to the deportation of nearly 700,000 young immigrants known as "Dreamers." The program protects undocumented immigrants..
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What Is DACA? And How Did It End Up in the Supreme Court?

Here’s what you need to know about a policy that protected from deportation people who were brought into the United States as children.
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"Dreamers" turn to Supreme Court to save DACA from Trump

The Supreme Court will hear arguments to decide whether the Trump administration can end protections for 700,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children
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AP Top Stories November 12 A

Here's the latest for Tuesday November 12th: Impeachment witness transcript says Ukrainians asked about delayed aid; Israel kills Islamic Jihad commander; DACA goes to Supreme Court; Frigid cold..
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'Time to stand up:' Undocumented immigrants who chose careers in the law await Supreme Court's ruling

The legal battle culminating at the Supreme Court has captivated one group of DACA recipients more than others: those making a career in the law.
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We sued the Trump administration to save DACA and protect students: Napolitano and Pérez

DACA has been a huge benefit to students, communities and America, and fits with our legacy of protecting the vulnerable. The case to end it is flimsy.
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Supreme Court to tackle Trump's DACA termination

The future of young immigrant "Dreamers" will be up to the Supreme Court as it hears arguments over the legality of President Trump's termination of the Obama-era DACA program. CBS News immigration..
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NYC 'Dreamer' at center of Supreme Court case

A 29-year-old certified nursing assistant from Queens is a lead plaintiff in a lawsuit to preserve DACA that will be heard by the Supreme Court this week. Martin Batalla Vidal came to the U.S. from..
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How the Trump Administration Eroded Its Own Legal Case on DACA

When the Supreme Court hears arguments on Tuesday, the administration’s attempts to end the program protecting “Dreamers” could rest on a top aide’s actions in 2017.
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Immigration lawyer: My DACA clients can't rely on Trump or Supreme Court. Where's Congress?

They have DACA permits but face ICE deportation. What have they done wrong? Nothing but pursue the American dream in a nightmare time for immigrants.
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As Supreme Court takes up Trump plan to end DACA, American dreams at stake for nearly 700,000 immigrants

The high court has the fate of nearly 700,000 young immigrants in its hands as it considers the Trump administration plan to end an Obama-era program.
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AP Top Stories

Here's the latest for Sunday, November 10th: The Supreme Court will consider Trump's plan to end DACA; Bolivia's President resigns; Family of a TX death row inmate asking to stop execution; NY's Empire..
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Protesters at Supreme Court demand DACA is upheld

DACA recipients and supporters protested at the United States Supreme Court Friday to demand the high court defend DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). (Nov. 8)  
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Bannon criticizes Catholic Church's response to Trump's plan for DACA

Steve Bannon, Trump's former chief strategist, respects the doctrine of the Catholic Church, but not its views on DACA
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Supreme Court begins new term with controversial cases on docket

The Supreme Court justices plan to review cases on gay rights, DACA, abortion and health care as the 2020 election campaign heats up. CBS News chief legal correspondent Jan Crawford joins CBSN with..
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Apple CEO Tim Cook files brief at Supreme Court supporting DACA

Apple CEO Tim Cook filed a "friend of court" brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold protections for DACA recipients - immigrants who came to the U.S. as children. The court hears arguments in..
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Apple CEO Tim Cook urges Supreme Court to preserve DACA program

Top executives at Apple - including CEO Tim Cook - have written a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to block the Trump administration from terminating the DACA program, an Obama-era policy that has..
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Trump Has Right to End DACA, Justice Dept. Tells Supreme Court

The government’s brief in the case, about the fate of the program that shields the young immigrants known as Dreamers, is the first salvo in a legal test of the president’s immigration agenda.
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Supreme Court to hear arguments in DACA case in November

For months, the White House has sought to end the program, which shields approximately 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation
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Supreme Court to review Trump's decision to end DACA

The high court will take up a variety of legal challenges to the president's rollback of the Obama-era program
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Supreme Court Will Hear ‘Dreamers’ Case

After a long delay, the justices agreed to decide whether the Trump administration may shut down a program known as DACA that shields young immigrants from deportation.
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Supreme Court to hear Trump administration plea to end DACA program for immigrants who came as children

A high court showdown over the DACA program for childhood arrivals will be heard next term and decided during the 2020 presidential election.
USATODAY.com - Published

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