Trump Plans to Phase Out DACA, Administration Officials Say

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Trump Plans to Phase Out DACA, Administration Officials Say

ABC News has learned that President Donald Trump plans to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration (DACA) policy, according to two administration officials.

According to the two administration officials, here’s the policy to be announced later today:

  • The administration won't consider new applications for legal status dated after Sept. 5.
  • If you are not already protected by the program, you are out of luck, although applications filed before Tuesday that are pending will continue to be processed.
  • Anyone who has a DACA permit expiring between now and March 5, 2018, can apply for a two-year renewal. That application must be submitted by Oct. 5.
  • Some Dreamers, those with permits that expire between now and March 5, will be eligible for legal status for another two-plus years. For others, legal status ends as early as March 6.

But officials insist that even if Congress fails to enact new protection for the Dreamers, they will not be rounded up and deported . . .

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