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Immigrant Advocates Say Federal Dismantling Of DACA Not A Done Deal

Immigrants await their turn for green card and citizenship interviews at a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) office in New York. (John Moore/Getty Images)
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The Trump administration has indicated it won't approve any more applications from young immigrants for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, dampening the hopes of some college students. But advocates who assist these students say they're not stopping their work.

“We are going forward with helping people prepare their paperwork,” said Anna Manuel, a staff attorney with the University of California Immigrant Legal Resource Center.

Last month’s Supreme Court ruling led more undocumented students than usual to seek help from her office to apply for DACA, Manuel said.

By one count there are about 75,000 undocumented students enrolled in California’s public colleges and universities. Most campuses have hired staff to help support students who are undocumented with academic, legal, and financial help.

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