Trump Admin Decides to Allow 'Dreamers' to Stay in US (For Now)

The program allows undocumented immigrant children who were brought to the United States as minors, widely known as "Dreamers", to stay in the USA and obtain working visas.

The White House said Friday that the DACA program - Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals - remains under review, but the lack of action by President Trump on that issue has left some of his supporters openly frustrated, as they want to see an all out effort against illegal immigration. It was meant to keep the immigrant parents safe from deportation and provide them with a renewable work permit good for two years, but it was blocked by a federal judge in Texas after 26 states filed suit against the federal government and challenged the effort's legality. That program deferred deportation actions against undocumented children, known as Dreamers, and extended work authorization permits for DACA-eligible recipients from two to three years. The decision was noted at the bottom of an administration statement announcing the end of another Obama-era immigration program.

The department made the announcement quietly on Thursday night, at the bottom of a fact sheet addressing a different but similar program, which was posted to its website. "The district court enjoined implementation of the DAPA memorandum, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's decision, and the Supreme Court allowed the district court's injunction to remain in place". Many have lived in the United States since they were very young and have little to no recollection of their birth countries.

She continued: "The future of the DACA program continues to be under review with the administration".

Community organizers for CT Students for a Dream and undocumented immigrant Anghy Idrovo said in the statement that others like him who do not qualify for DACA will continue living in fear of deportation.

The program does not give them residency status, but temporarily protects them from deportation and allows them to work legally. The Supreme Court, on a 4-4 tie, upheld the case a year ago.

During his presidential campaign, Trump called both programs "illegal executive amnesties" that circumvented Congress.

The second one, DAPA, was for illegal-immigrant parents of children who are US citizens by virtue of having been born here.

The DACA program impacts around 800,000 young immigrants in the United States.

The Trump administration "now says it won't go backward on DACA", said Cecillia Wang, deputy legal director at the American Civil Liberties Union, in a tweet.

Kelly's act fulfills part of a campaign promise that President Trump had made to overturn two of Obama's controversial memos on illegal immigration.