<p>The 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program allows qualified undocumented immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deportation deferral and makes them eligible for work permits. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced that it would take no new applicants and would draw down the program over the course of several years. A federal court ruling in January&nbsp;2018&nbsp;required the Trump administration to partially continue to run the program as legal challenges remain. The government is&nbsp;now accepting DACA renewal requests but not new applications. The Trump administration says they are appealing the ruling and will ask the Supreme Court to hear the case. In the meantime, DACA recipients are awaiting a solution from Congress&nbsp;to help them to keep their temporary status or to gain a path to legal residence and citizenship.</p>

A group of young people walk in front of the Arizona state Capitol.

As DACA fix remains elusive, Arizona ‘Dreamers’ focus on in-state tuition


Young, undocumented immigrants in Arizona are asking lawmakers to help make college more accessible to them.

Man at podium with Department of Justice insignia behind him

President Obama created DACA. Why won’t courts let President Trump end it?

Portrait of woman in graduation cap and gown with man whose are is around her shoulder

A medical student lives out the dreams of her undocumented father — even if he is deported

A woman looks at photographs on the wall.

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ICE agents knock on a door.

No immigration bill as feds ink contract to monitor license plates

Hand holding up passport with US visa stampend "CANCELLED"

For immigrant Republicans, Trump’s turn to limit legal immigration creates divisions

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They haven’t changed their positions on illegal immigration, but conservative immigrants are now contending with the Trump administration’s proposals to curb legal immigration.

Lawmakers sitting around Trump during an immigration roundtable.

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What you need to know ahead of a tumultuous immigration debate in Congress.

(Left to right): Indira Marquez Robles, Dustin Henderson, Maria Geneva Reyes, Mwewa Mwange and Jasiel López (left to right) are recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).

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By the numbers and their individual stories, the DACA program has given people just starting their adult lives a lifeline.

Woman walking on sidewalk, wearing a backpack

A court ruling offers some relief to this Texas high school student. But will it last?


Indira Marquez Robles has lived in the US since she was six months old. She knows deportation is a reality, but refuses to feel haunted by it.

A child peers through the double steel fence that separates the US and Mexico, in Tijuana, last month

An activist lobbying for DACA says this week has been a ‘roller coaster of emotions’

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Politicians in the nation’s capital are debating immigration policy changes. Activists are lobbying for an urgent deal to protect those affected by the Trump administration dismantling the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA.