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Trump says immigration deal ‘probably dead’

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump said Sunday a deal to resolve the status of hundreds of thousands of immigrants who entered the United States illegally as children is "probably dead," blaming it on Democrats. Trump came back on the issue in a pair of early morning tweets three days after igniting outrage by referring to African and Haitian immigrants as coming from "shithole countries." Global condemnation of the remark as racist has put the president on the defensive amid bipartisan attempts to negotiate a…

US resumes DACA applications after judge blocks end to program

WASHINGTON: US immigration authorities said on Saturday that it will resume accepting requests under a program that shields young people brought to the United States illegally from deportation after a court order blocked a government decision to end the program. The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said on its website that people who previously received a grant of protection under the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) may apply for a renewal under the terms in place before it was rescinded in…

US judge blocks Trump move rescinding immigrant program

WASHINGTON: A US judge late on Tuesday blocked President Donald Trump from ending an Obama-era program that protected from deportation of migrants who entered America illegally as children. The ruling came hours after Trump presided over a high-profile White House meeting with lawmakers from both parties on the fate of so-called Dreamers. Judge William Alsup in San Francisco issued his 49-page ruling ordering the administration to reinstate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known popularly as DACA.…

Mexico condemns Trump’s decision to end immigrant amnesty

MEXICO CITY: Mexico condemned US President Donald Trump’s decision on Tuesday to end an amnesty for thousands of people brought illegally to the United States as children, expressing “deep worry” for the uncertainty they now face. “The Mexican government deeply regrets the cancellation” of the program known as DACA, the foreign ministry said in a statement. It said it had a “moral imperative” to urge the Trump administration and Congress to quickly resolve the legal gray area now affecting some 800,000 people formerly…

Trump ends amnesty for 800,000 young immigrants

WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump on Tuesday scrapped a program that protects from deportation almost 800,000 young men and women who were brought into the United States illegally as children, ordering a phased-out dismantling that gives a gridlocked Congress six months to decide the immigrants’ fate. Trump’s action, announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions, rescinds a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The administration presented the move as necessary to show respect for the country’s…