Thousands Of Dreamers Are Losing Their Work Permits

Buzzfeed reports that thousands of undocumented immigrants who gained work permits as part of an Obama administration effort to shield young people from deportation are suddenly losing their ability to work legally as the federal government struggles to renew their authorizations on time. Exactly 11,028 young immigrants have had their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status and work permits expire in spite of having applied on time, according to numbers released for the first time to BuzzFeed News by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). The number of lapsed cases represents roughly 5% of the total number of DACA renewals that USCIS has approved so far.

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