Louisville, Kentucky. President Trump drew a faint line in the sand with a March 5th deadline in an effort to force democrats to the table for a bipartisan DACA deal. That deal date is now just a month away.
Is the threat real or is it fake? What happens on March 5th if the democrats don’t come to the table? Is this just a game of political ‘kick the can’? As always, same question, same old answers.
The only thing certain about DACA in these matters is the uncertainty that looms for the estimated 800,000 young immigrants "Dreamers" who potentially face deportation if Congress is unable to come to the table and reach a bipartisan deal.
This is where we are on this matter still. Last month a decision by U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup in California, ordered the Trump administration to resume accepting renewals. In essence, the court decided the Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA), is to continue to operate under the same terms in place before it was rescinded in September by the Trump Administration.
The latest comment from a spokeswoman at the Department of Homeland Security mentioned DACA recipients facing expiration of their DACA status can submit their renewal applications for a two-year permit to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) because of the federal order.
Kirstjen Nielsen, Homeland Security Secretary indicated to CBS News that unless a criminal record was involved, Customs Enforcement would not prioritize the removal of those individuals eligible, but that have never applied for DACA.
There has been no confirmation from ICE written or otherwise to execute on previously received orders to begin deportation of individuals with expired DACA status.
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