Today marks the five-year anniversary of an Obama-era program that allows young undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. before age 16 to apply to live and work without the fear of deportation.
Nearly 800,000 immigrants have been accepted into the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program since 2012, according to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services data as of March 31. Among other qualifiers, applicants must be in school or have already graduated and cannot have a felony or significant misdemeanor conviction on their record.
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Now they face an uncertain future under President Donald Trump.
Trump pledged to end the program early on in the presidential campaign. He seemed to soften his position in a Time profile published in early December. Last month
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