Originally published by LA Times
Congress and the White House haven’t been able to agree on a plan to give legal status to millions of people brought to the country illegally as children, and the clock is ticking.
When President Trump ended the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in September, he gave Congress until March 5 to find a solution for the so-called Dreamers before the program completely shutters. Despite months of discussion over what to do, there are just five days left on the legislative calendar before the deadline.
Here is what we know about what’s to come.
First of all, what happens March 5?
Not much. Federal judges in New York and California ordered the Justice Department to resume accepting DACA renewal applications while challenges to the program’s end are appealed. Under DACA, more than 700,000 people had temporary deportation relief and permission to legally work in the country.