Phoenix city leaders ask for DACA renewal extension

Phoenix's mayor, vice mayor and two city council members are among the list of politicians urging for an extension.

PHOENIX - Children brought to the United States by their parents as undocumented have until Thursday to reapply.

The application allows immigrants to avoid deportation for two more years, but even if they are approved, those enrolled have an uncertain future.

In September, the president announced phasing out the program and asked Congress to find a legislative solution.

As of a month ago, only 1,000 recipients were granted renewal, 56,000 applications were pending and 96,000 immigrants had not submitted any forms.

Michael Doherty, the Department of Homeland Security's assistant secretary, has said people from Puerto Rico have an extension on a case-by-case basis.

As of now, there are no other exceptions.

Phoenix's mayor, vice mayor and two city council members are among the list of politicians urging for an extension.

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