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President Trump says 'DACA is probably dead'

Xinhua | Updated: 2018-01-15 10:00

US President Donald Trump speaks upon arrival for dinner at his golf club in West Palm Beach, Florida, US, Jan 14, 2018. [Photo/Agencies]

WASHINGTON -- US President Donald Trump on Sunday said the Obama-era immigration program "DACA" is "probably dead," despite the federal government resumed accepting applications for the program on Saturday.

DACA is the acronym of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a 2012 program that gave foreigners who entered the United States as minors a legal permit to reside and work in the United States.

"DACA is probably dead because the Democrats don't really want it, they just want to talk and take desperately needed money away from our Military," Trump tweeted.

The remarks came one day after the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services announced that those who were previously enrolled in the program could start apply to renew their two-year status, once again putting the fate of the controversial policy in uncertainty.

The Trump administration has moved to halt the DACA program, which may force some 800,000 dreamers to leave the country or stay without legal documents, but a judge in California ruled last week that halting DACA was unlawful and that the US government should continue process the application.

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