Kansas has joined nine other states in asking the Trump administration to wind down a program that protects from deportation immigrants who were brought to the United States as children.
Attorney General Derek Schmidt, a onetime supporter of in-state college tuition for such immigrant youths, was one of 10 attorneys general to sign a letter last week by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton that asks the Department of Homeland Security to phase out the federal program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.
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The DACA program, instituted by President Obama in 2012, provides relief from deportation, Social Security numbers and work permits for immigrants brought to the United States without proper authorization before they were age 16.
Approximately 12,500 Kansas residents have been approved
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