On Saturday, the federal government began to open up renewal requests once again for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) recipients. The program shields deportation of young immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children.
The decision to continue renewals came after a federal judge on Tuesday ordered that the Trump administration resume the DACA program. In a statement, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services states that "until further notice," DACA "will be operates on the terms in place before it was rescinded." The Trump Administration moved to end the program in September, and pushed Congress to act in defense of the the program.
On Saturday, people where were granted status by DACA could request a renewal if it has expired on or after September 5, 2016. However, people who had previously received deferred action but their file had expired before September 5, 2016 cannot renew, but they can file new request instead.
OUR VERDICT: This move would only have been granted if the California federal judge hadn't ruled on the procedure. Nevertheless, DACA is still on very shaky ground, and requires significant action from Congress to ensure that this stays in place.