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Federal agency returns to accepting requests under DACA

Citizenship and Immigration Services says it's resumed accepting requests from young immigrants to renew a grant of deferred action under the program known as DACA. (Source: CNN) Citizenship and Immigration Services says it's resumed accepting requests from young immigrants to renew a grant of deferred action under the program known as DACA. (Source: CNN)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - Citizenship and Immigration Services says it's resumed accepting requests to renew a grant of deferred action under the Obama-era program that shields from deportation young immigrants brought to the U.S. as children and who remain in the country illegally.

The decision comes four days after a federal judge, in a nod to pending lawsuits, temporarily blocked the Trump administration's decision to end the program.

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DACA has protected about 800,000 people, many of them college-age students.

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