A new U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) report shows that between January 1 and March 31, 124,799 DACA applications were approved, giving work permits and protection from deportation to illegal aliens. Out of these, an estimated 98,000 received their approval after Pres. Trump took office on January 20, 2017, despite his campaign promise to end the program on his first day in office.
During this time period, 17,275 of the approvals were for new DACA recipients completing their initial application, while the other 107,524 were DACA renewals. The report also shows that 787,580 illegal aliens have received DACA approval since the program was created in 2012.
Since his election, Pres. Trump has not taken any action on the DACA program. He specifically excluded DACA from his January executive order which ordered a review of all the Obama-era immigration orders.
During the DHS budget hearing DHS Secretary John Kelly highlighted the Trump’s administration tentative view on DACA saying they are not targeting DACA recipients. “We are not, not, not, targeting DACA registrants right now,” he testified to the committee.
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Updated: Fri, Jun 23rd 2017 @ 10:10am EDT