Immigrant rights groups mobilize to submit DACA applications after court decision

Friday, December 11, 2020 - 4:35pm

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Last weekend, a federal judge ordered the Trump administration to reinstate DACA — the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program — to its original form and to start accepting new applications. The Obama-era program has helped protect hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation — but the Trump administration ended it in 2017. After the latest court decision, the window to submit new DACA applications might be short-lived. The World's Carol Hills speaks to Juliana Masedo do Nascimento, the state and local policy manager for United We Dream.