The D.A. is now processing a wave of applications from people whose parents were illegally in the U.S. as children.
The program, known as DACA, allows undocumented immigrants to work and stay in the country, while their parents are not.
It was established by President Donald Trump in 2016.
More than 20,000 people have applied for the program, which is open to children of illegal immigrants who were born in the United States.
The D.O. said Wednesday it would begin accepting DACA applications this week.
The DA says it expects the program will help fill gaps in the nation’s criminal justice system and boost the economy.
More: D.D.A.: DREAMer applications up 33% since June 2017.DACA applicants: More than 22,000 were eligible for the DREAM Act in June 2017, and more than 4,700 are expected to be eligible for DREAMers this year.
More DACA applications: 2,400 were submitted last week.
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