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Politico: Dreamers' Applications Being Processed Normally

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By    |   Monday, 23 Jan 2017 04:11 PM

Applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program continue to be processed as they usually are, according to Politico, which notes that President Donald Trump previously called the program illegal.

"We are still accepting/processing DACA requests under existing policy," said U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services spokesman Steve Blando to Politico.

Trump's press secretary Sean Spicer explained Monday that DACA is low on the president's list of immigration priorities.

"I think the president has been clear that he is going to prioritize the areas of dealing with the immigration system, both building the wall and making sure that we address people who are in this county illegally. First and foremost, the president's been very, very clear that we need to direct agencies to focus on those who are in this country illegally and have a record, a criminal record or pose a threat to the American people. That's where the priority is going to be," Spicer said.

"We're going to continue to work through the entire number of folks that are here illegally but right now the clear focus is on those who pose a security threat," he added.

White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus echoed the sentiment on Sunday, implying that Trump has no plan to end the program immediately.

"I think we're going to work with House and Senate leadership as well to get a long-term solution on that issue," Priebus said on "Fox News Sunday." "I'm not going to make any commitments today, but, you know, I've obviously foreshadowed there a little bit."

Trump said in an interview with Time Magazine in December that he would “work something out" with the 'Dreamers' in the program.

"On a humanitarian basis it's a very tough situation. We're going to work something out that's going to make people happy and proud. But that's a very tough situation," he said.

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