Pamela Chomba, a 28-year-old New Jersey resident who’s been in the United States for 17 years, held her breath when President Donald Trump announced the end to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program in early September.
Since 2012, the Obama-era executive action has provided 800,000 young immigrants like Chomba with temporary work authorization and deportation relief. The Trump administration rescinded DACA on September 5, giving Congress six months to create a more permanent solution. Under the plan, any DACA recipient with a permit that expires before March 5, 2018 will be allowed to renew their status for a one-time, two-year renewal, with the last authorization likely ending in 2020. DACA recipients whose work authorization cards expire on and after March 6, 2018 would
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