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Trump to extend March 5 deadline to end DACA protections if Congress doesn't act

 Agencies |  2017-10-13 16:50:26.0

Trump to extend March 5 deadline to end DACA 
protections if Congress doesn

TULSA: President Trump will extend a March 5 deadline to end protections for young undocumented immigrants if Congress fails to act by then, according to a Republican senator who spoke directly with the president about the issue. Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said Trump told him he was willing to "give it some more time" to allow lawmakers to find a solution for "dreamers," unauthorized immigrants brought to this country as children, if Congress does not pass legislation extending protections before time is up. "The president's comment to me was that, 'We put a six-month deadline out there. Let's work it out. If we can't get it worked out in six months, we'll give it some more time, but we've got to get this worked out legislatively,' " Lankford said outside a town hall on Thursday.

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