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President Donald Trump’s deadline for ending DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, arrived Monday. But the program, which protects young, undocumented immigrants from deportation, remains in place for now, despite Trump’s decision last year to rescind the program by March 5 unless Congress came up with a legislative solution.
Roughly 700,000 people who were brought to the United States illegally as children have received protection under DACA since 2012, when the program was created through executive action by then-President Barack Obama.
Here’s where things stand with DACA, and the hundreds of thousands of “Dreamers” whose protected status remains in limbo while the issue plays out in Congress and the courts.
Daniel Bush is PBS NewsHour's Senior Political Reporter.
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