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Biden unveils regulation to bolster legal protection for DACA [Video]

Biden unveiled Wednesday a regulation aimed at fending off legal challenges to the decade-old program.

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Wednesday unveiled a regulation aimed at fending off legal challenges to a decade-old program that shields immigrants from deportation if they arrived as young children.

The rule isn’t scheduled to take effect until Oct. 31 and its fate is tied to a lawsuit by Texas and other Republican-led states. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program has been closed to new registrants since July 2021 while the case winds its way through the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

Its 453 pages are largely technical and represent little substantive change from the 2012 memo that created DACA, but it was subject to public comments as part of a formal rule-making process intended to improve its chances of surviving legal muster.

President Joe Biden said he would do “everything within my power” to protect DACA recipients while renewing a call for legislation …

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