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Biden Pledges Appeal Of ‘Deeply Disappointing’ DACA Ruling

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President Joe Biden walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, July 16, 2021, to spend the weekend at Camp David. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(AP) — President Joe Biden says the Justice Department intends to appeal a federal judge’s ruling deeming illegal an Obama-era program that’s protected hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation. Biden also is renewing his calls for Congress to create a permanent solution. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has allowed thousands of young people who were brought illegally into the United States as children, or overstayed visas, to live, work and remain in the country. The ruling leaves the program intact for existing recipients, but bars the government from approving any new applications. Many of the recipients, commonly known as “Dreamers,” have now been in the U.S. for a decade or longer.

 

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