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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

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Senator on misinformation and immigration

New Mexico Senator Ben Ray Luján co-sponsored legislation that aims to hold social media companies accountable for allowing misinformation about COVID-19 and vaccines on their platforms. He's also one of 11 Democratic lawmakers meeting with President Biden on Thursday to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals immigration program known as DACA. The first-term senator spoke with CBSN's Tanya Rivero about what he's working on in Washington.

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DACA recipient allowed to go to Olympics

A track star at Northern Arizona University will get to live his Olympic dreams after all. Luis Grijalva qualified for the Olympics earlier this summer to represent Guatemala, but he soon realized getting to Tokyo would be tough because he is DACA recipient. Normally, DACA recipients who leave the U.S. are not permitted to return. Grijalva spent the last several weeks petitioning the U.S. government and yesterday, he received word he can go to Tokyo.

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Judge rules to halt DACA

Democrats are under pressure to take action after a federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival program is illegal. The program protects hundreds of immigrants brought to the U.S. as children from deportation. The new ruling bars the government from accepting new applications to the program, but does not impact those who are already recipients. CBSN political contributor and White House reporter for The Associated Press Zeke Miller joins CBSN's Lana Zak with more on the judge's justification for that ruling and the latest on the controversial audit of 2020 ballots in Arizona.

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Federal judge orders end to new DACA applications

President Biden is urging Congress to take action on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program after a federal judge in Texas ruled DACA illegal. The judge's ruling bars the Biden administration from approving any new applications for the program, however, the nearly 650,000 people currently protected under DACA will not be impacted. CBS News political reporter Grace Segers has more on the ruling and how it is impacting Congress' agenda as President Biden looks to push forward with his infrastructure plan.

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Number of unaccompanied migrant children in custody on the rise

As of Friday, 18,000 unaccompanied migrant children were in U.S. custody at the border, and the number continues to grow each day. CBS News immigration reporter Camilo Montoya-Galvez spoke with Lana Zak on CBSN about why the Biden administration hasn't been able to clear the backlog. He also discussed dueling visits to the border by Republican and Democratic lawmakers, and the Biden administration's next move to preserve the DACA program.

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Bill aims to provide Dreamers with a pathway to citizenship

President Biden has made it clear that immigration reform is one of the top priorities of his administration. Now, he is getting some help from the Senate. Democratic Senator Dick Durbin and Republican Senator Lindsey Graham introduced a bipartisan bill that would provide a pathway to citizenship for the so-called Dreamers, undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children. Immigration attorney Alex Ozols discusses who would qualify under the proposal and what could happen if it doesn't pass.

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