Updated: Dec 18, 2020

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The BBC MUNDO News reports that, a United States federal judge ordered the White House to fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Program, which protects thousands from deportation of undocumented youths who entered the country with their parents as children.

The decision was made by District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn, New York, who ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to publicly notify that it will accept new applications for the program.

DACA was created by President Barack Obama in 2012 and his successor in office, Donald Trump, froze it, prohibiting more young people from joining it, after the US Supreme Court blocked the proposal of the White House to end the program.

US President-elect Joe Biden, who will take office on January 20 next year, confirmed in recent weeks that he plans to support the program that protects those known as "dreamers" from deportation.

Judge Garaufis ordered DHS to post a notice on its websites stating that new applications for DACA will be accepted on Monday.

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