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Editorial: Enough with the politics and restrictions. Protect Dreamers.

Hide caption Ivania Castillo from Prince William County, Va., shows her support for dreamer Miriam from California, as she joins DACA recipients in front of the U.S. Supreme Court after the court rejected President Trump’s bid to end legal protections for young immigrants on June 18. [AP PHOTO/MANUEL BALCE CENETA] Manuel Balce Ceneta The self-declared “law and order” president isn’t following the law. Not when it comes to extending legal protections to the undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children, the group known as Dreamers and which includes more than 100,000 young people in Texas alone.

President Donald Trump’s administration said Tuesday it will continue rejecting new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, which allows these young immigrants to live and work in this country or join the military. This despite a federal court decision in July ordering the administration to resume accepting new applications. The order followed a June 18 U.S. Supreme Court ruling blocking White House efforts to rescind DACA.

Critics seized on the White House move as another attempt to dismantle the program. In announcing it would not take new applications, however, the administration said it would limit renewals for current DACA […]

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