Trump Will Continue DACA for Now, Though Immigrant Students Still Wonder About Its Future

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The Trump administration’s decision this week not to immediately end a program that lets young undocumented immigrants remain in the United States on two-year renewable terms was cautiously welcomed by so-called Dreamers who still worry about their long-term status.

The Department of Homeland Security released the decision on Thursday, the fifth anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA recipients "will continue to be eligible" to renew their status every two years, and "no work permits will be terminated prior to their current expiration dates," according to a fact sheet posted on the department’s website. 

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June 19, 2017