LOS ANGELES – The deadline is fast approaching for young immigrants who want to renew their paperwork under an Obama-era program that shields them from deportation.
President Donald Trump is phasing out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and asking Congress to come up with a replacement. Immigrants in the program whose permits expire between now and March have until Thursday to get renewals.
People have been lining up as early as 3 a.m. to get a spot at a Southern California legal clinic that helps immigrants with their paperwork. And advocacy groups around the country have been making donations to help immigrants cover the $500 renewal fee.