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The Trump administration will resume accepting DACA applications under court order

In compliance with a Tuesday order from a federal judge, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced Saturday it will resume accepting applications for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), which shields from deportation immigrants illegally brought to the United States as children.

Though DHS said "the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017," the agency also noted no new applications will be processed; only previous DACA recipients, also called DREAMers, will be permitted to renew their status.

The Trump administration has been negotiating a DACA deal with congressional Democrats, but those talks stalled this week after President Trump reportedly disparaged Haiti, El Salvador, and African nations at an immigration meeting Thursday. "DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it," Trump tweeted Sunday, "they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military."