The 2012 Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program allows qualified undocumented immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable two-year period of deportation deferral and makes them eligible for work permits. In September 2017, the Trump administration announced that it would take no new applicants and would draw down the program over the course of several years. A federal court ruling in January 2018 required the Trump administration to partially continue to run the program as legal challenges remain. The government is now accepting DACA renewal requests but not new applications. The Trump administration says they are appealing the ruling and will ask the Supreme Court to hear the case. In the meantime, DACA recipients are awaiting a solution from Congress to help them to keep their temporary status or to gain a path to legal residence and citizenship.



Obama's immigration plan leads to scams, rumors and a lot of questions


Many immigrants are excited about new immigration measures announced last week, but there's also plenty of misinformation and even some scammers. So immigration lawyers are trying to help people avoid getting ripped off, while still preparing them for the idea that the policies could be reversed.


In North Carolina, immigrant farmworkers wonder about their place in America

Many undocumented immigrants in the US work in cultivation, picking fruits and vegetables. They move around or live permanently on the fields, along with their children — many of whom were born here and are US citizens. President-elect Donald Trump has promised to get tough on illegal immigration. And that has many immigrant farming communities bracing for what comes next.