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The program allows citizens of mainly European countries to travel to the United States for up to 90 days without a visa.
Under Trump’s action, the protections offered by DACA disappear in March.
Trump's order, which calls for "enhancing vetting capabilities," restricts the entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries.
In the five weeks after the ban was lifted, 40 percent fewer people were allowed in than in the last five weeks it was in place.
The Trump administration has so far brought on 50 new immigration judges, and the Justice Department plans to hire 60 more in the next six months.
The order affects a group of Indonesian Christians who fled violence in that country two decades ago.
Since Trump took office in January, 29 departments have joined a special program under which they are deputized to perform some tasks of immigration agents, doubling its size in 10 months.
The risk is greatest among Hispanic immigrants and those between ages 18 and 24.
The United States offered Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, to Haitians after a January 2010 earthquake killed some 300,000 people and devastated a country that has long been the poorest in the Americas.
IBM and several other technology companies and contractors attended a July informational session hosted by immigration enforcement officials that discussed developing technology for vetting immigrants.
If the areas are found in violation of the law, they would be ineligible for grants under a federal program that supports local law enforcement.
The recipients of the visas are chosen randomly by lottery, though they have to go through standard security checks before they are granted permission to enter the United States.
Kirstjen Nielsen repeated at her confirmation hearing what her predecessor, John Kelly, had said about the project.
The Central American Minors program started at the end of 2014 under former President Barack Obama as a response to tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors and families from Central America who arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border seeking asylum in the United States.
Thousands from both Nicaragua and Honduras were granted protection in 1999 after Hurricane Mitch devastated Central America.
The Temporary Protection Status program protects more than 300,000 people living in the United States.
Many of the immigration initiatives launched by the Trump administration in recent weeks target one kind of migrant: children.
The president followed his usual rush to judgment when an attack is carried out by a non-white perpetrator.
A 10-year-old Mexican girl with cerebral palsy living undocumented in Texas was in federal custody on Thursday after the ambulance rushing her to surgery had to pass through a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint.
Washington’s deepening partisan divide on immigration leaves the fates of many in the balance.
The proposed changes would bring their security checks more in line with what is required for adult male refugees.
Ten undocumented immigrants perished after being smuggled to the United States in the back of a sweltering, unventilated truck.
Current asylum policies are broken and subject to “rampant abuse and fraud,” according to Sessions.