DACA survives for now, but recipients face uncertain future

By Cole del Charco

Demonstrators in front of Thom Tillis’ Raleigh office on Tuesday, March 6.

Monday was supposed to be the last day for recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA, to renew their grants. The program allows immigrants who were brought to the country illegally before the age of 18 to stay in the U.S.

President Trump said in September that he’d discontinue the program in six months, and told Congress to pass immigration reform. They didn’t.

For now, Court rulings have prevented the end of DACA, but recipients are unsure of what their future legal status will be.

This Tuesday, supporters of a ‘Clean DREAM Act’ gathered in Raleigh in front of Senator Thom Tillis’ office.

Cole del Charco reports.



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