FRESNO, Calif. - Earlier this week the Trump Administration and the Department of Homeland Security announced the end of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), and initiated the orderly phase out of the program. This will potentially put the nearly 800,000 young immigrants that have received work permits and deportation relief since its inception in August 2012 at risk of deportation.
According to the Pew Research Center, DACA renewals have increased significantly since the program started. Halfway through fiscal 2017, more than 200,000 unauthorized immigrants have renewed their benefits so far. California leads the nation in DACA recipients with 223,000 DACA applications approved, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
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