Biden admin moves to formalize DACA to protect 600,000 migrants from legal challenges

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The Biden administration moved to codify the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program ordered by former President Barack Obama in 2012 to protect 600,000 recipients from legal challenges.

DACA, colloquially known as the Dream Act, has been challenged by Republican critics who say that the order was unconstitutional. Prior to issuing the DACA order, Obama had also said that it would be unconstitutional for him to do so, many many times.

The policy allows for some illegal aliens who were brought into the country when they were children to apply for work permits and be protected against deportation.

"Today, we are taking another step to do everything in our power to preserve and fortify DACA, an extraordinary program that has transformed the lives of so many Dreamers. Thanks to DACA, we have been enriched by young people who contribute so much to our communities and our country," said Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas to CBS News.
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