U.S. FULLY RESTORES DACA PROGRAM
Complying with a federal judge order, the Trump administration has fully restored the DACA program created by President Obama to shield undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as minors from deportation. The DHS posted on its website Monday that it is accepting new applications, petitions for two-year renewals as well as requests for permission to temporarily leave the U.S.
To be eligible for DACA, applicants must have arrived in the U.S. before they were 16, lived in the country since at least 2007 and earned a high school diploma, a GED or served honorably in the military. Immigrants with serious criminal records, including any felonies, are ineligible for DACA.