Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

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Federal judge rules that US Daca program must reopen for new applicants
Federal judge rules that US Daca program must reopen for new applicants
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A United States federal judge has ruled on Friday that the Trump administration must accept new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, also known as Daca, which protects some young immigrants from deportation. During the 2016 election, Trump promised to rip up Daca immediately, triggering a legal battle that continued throughout his presidency, winding up in the supreme court this year. The supreme court in June blocked Trump's bid to end Daca, calling it "arbitrary and capricious" and saying that it violated federal law.