Under a federal court order, the federal government announced Saturday night that it has resumed accepting renewal requests for the DACA program.
"The government can still appeal, and a higher court can overrule and stop the process again", he said, adding that Congress could also enact a new federal law covering the Dreamers if negotiations over DACA are successful in the coming weeks.
In deciding to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the Trump administration had called it an egregious example of executive overreach.
"Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on September 5, 2017", the update said.
Connecticut 'Dreamers' In Limbo, Despite Judge's Order To Keep DACA
That's even though a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to restart the program that it canceled a year ago . USCIS will only be accepting renewal applications from people previously approved for the DACA program.
Salinas says she just got a job as a substitute teacher in New Haven with her DACA status.
Wednesday, the president criticized the judge's decision on Twitter.
The decision comes four days after a federal judge, in a nod to pending lawsuits, temporarily blocked the Trump administration's decision to end the program.
President Trump held a meeting with lawmakers on Tuesday about passing new legislation to allow the DREAMers to stay in the country, though he has pushed for funding for a wall with Mexico to be part of any immigration policy overhaul. The Obama-era program has protected those without documentation who were brought here as children. Those accepted for the program received permits to work legally in the USA for two years, which could be renewed for additional 2-year periods. "DACA gave them a more tolerable set of choices, including joining the mainstream workforce". Ex-Volkswagen exec gets 7 years for emissions cheating California AG on Trump EPA: "It's nearly as if they believe they're above the law" Sanctuary city policies are ruining California - here's why I left MORE and other state attorneys general.