Ruling leaves immigrants who newly applied for DACA in limbo
July 23, 2021
NEW YORK (AP) — When the text message popped up on his phone, Samuel Alfaro didn't want to believe it.
It said his appointment with U.S. immigration services about his application to join the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, the one he had been waiting on for months, was canceled because of a court order halting the Obama-era deportation protections for those brought to the U.S. as children.
"I thought it was a scam," the 19-year-old from Houston said of the message he received Sunday night, hours before his appointment.
Alfaro went to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration S...