DACA deadline passes by without clear path forward

The official end of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program brought with it name-calling and protests, but little certainty that Congress will move forward on the issue.

Dreamers — immigrants who arrived in the country illegally as minors — protested outside the Capitol, but they were commemorating a date that no longer holds the political urgency of a hard deadline.

A California court blocked the administration’s order to end DACA, allowing some members of congressional leadership to officially kick the can down the road.

“There is no deadline on DACA,” House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said after the court’s decision.