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Q&A: Mayer Brown’s Paul Virtue on avoiding DACA's legal landmines

Employers should raise awareness among their workers about the coming changes to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, but must remain vigilant against potential legal pitfalls, according to Mayer Brown partner and former Immigration and Naturalization Service general counsel Paul Virtue.

President Donald Trump on Monday said he was ending the program launched by his predecessor, Barack Obama, under which about 800,000 immigrants who came to the United States illegally as children were given temporary work authorization and reprieve from deportation. Trump gave Congress six months to pass a bill creating a similar program before DACA recipients begin losing their protected status.

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