By Mike LaSusa (September 27, 2021, 9:33 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security unveiled new proposed rules for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program, on Monday, aiming to fortify immigration protections for hundreds of thousands of people brought to the U.S. as children.
Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said the proposal aims to strengthen DACA, which offers work permits and protection from deportation for those who grew up in the U.S. after having been brought here as children. But he noted that giving so-called Dreamers legal status would require a legislative rather than regulatory change.
"The Biden-Harris administration continues to take action to protect Dreamers and recognize...
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