Trump's DACA deadline passes with no decisive action

Immigration activists.
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President Trump's March 5 deadline for phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program elapsed Monday with no resolution. DACA, which provides protections for young immigrants brought into America illegally as children, was supposed to terminate Monday after Trump announced he would end the program in September, but a number of court rulings have blocked Trump from ending the program.

Trump has blamed Democrats for having "totally forgotten about DACA." The national policy director for the ACLU, Faiz Shakir, expressed his own frustrations with Congress to NPR: "There's a concern that the March 5 deadline could die with a whimper rather than a bang," he said. "And by that I mean people might simply have forgotten that DREAMers were left in this state of limbo and no action was taken to save them."

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