A program that temporarily shields hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation is scheduled to end Monday but court orders have forced the administration of US President Donald Trump to keep issuing renewals, easing the sense of urgency.
In September, Trump said he was ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protected hundreds of thousands of young undocumented migrants, known as Dreamers, from deportation.
However, Trump gave Congress six months to develop a legislative solution to provide the path to citizenship for Dreamers.
A court ruling in January by a federal judge in San Francisco, California, required the Trump administration to resume renewals but does not apply to first-time applicants.
US District Judge William Alsup ruled on January 9 that the Trump administration failed to justify ending the program. US District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in New York later issued a…