<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>

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Inter-Korean Peace Through The Eyes of a North Korean Defector

At the age of 13, Yeonmi Park staged a daring escape from North Korea. But the treacherous journey carried an uncertain promise of freedom; she faced a harrowing experience at the hands of the Chinese before eventually making it to South Korea. Park, now 24, is a human rights activist who has authored a book about her experience. The Takeaway asks Park about what the Western media should know as President Trump engages Kim Jong-un in serious negotiations. Plus, we scrutinize the latest lawsuit against DACA, brought by seven Republican state attorneys general; and we review the plight of Canada’s First Nations people, in light of a recent warning by a U.N. special rapporteur about systemic violence against indigenous women.

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Ashes to Ashes? Trump Administration Rethinks Nuclear Strategy

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