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Acting homeland security secretary Chad Wolf confirmed in a statement that DACA recipients would be allowed to renew deportation protections for one year.

“As the Department continues looking at the policy and considers future action, the fact remains that Congress should act on this matter,” Wolf said. “There are important policy reasons that may warrant the full rescission of the DACA policy.”

The Trump administration reportedly plans to allow “dreamers” to extend deportation protections for a year as the federal government seeks to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The news comes a month after the supreme court blocked the administration’s effort to end the Obama-era program.

The administration is preparing a fresh attempt to end the program that shields from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants living in the United States illegally after entering as children – a group often called ‘Dreamers.’ …

The administration plans to continue its existing policy of not accepting new DACA applicants, a policy in place since 2017, [a senior administration official] told Reuters. But the administration will extend the eligibility by a year for those DACA immigrants whose protection from deportation was due to expire, as long as they do not have a criminal record, the official said.

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