Trump Administration to Halt New DACA Applicants, Review Canceling Program

White House unveils new limits on program benefiting young immigrants who came to U.S. as children; move is likely to draw court challenges

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration announced rollbacks of an Obama-era program that benefited immigrants who have lived in the U.S. illegally since childhood, including a prohibition on new applicants, while it again considers canceling the program altogether.

The administration’s move on Tuesday comes in response to a recent Supreme Court ruling that rejected its earlier attempt to cancel the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program as legally inadequate.

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