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A year after it was rescinded, DACA is still afloat - for now

Thousands of immigrants and supporters joined a Defend DACA March in Los Angeles last year to oppose President Trump's order to end DACA protections.
Thousands of immigrants and supporters joined a Defend DACA March in Los Angeles last year to oppose President Trump's order to end DACA protections.
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It's been exactly one year since the Trump administration announced it was rescinding the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which lets hundreds of thousands of young unauthorized immigrants who arrived as children live and work in the U.S. legally on a temporary basis.

But despite President Trump's wishes, DACA has been kept afloat by a series of court decisions that have let DACA recipients continue to renew their two-year protection. The fate of the program will likely be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.