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Napolitano, other former DHS heads say DACA deadline is problematic

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In this Sept. 7, 2017 file photo, April Soasti, 9, front, and her sister Adriana, 7, stand with other community members after the president announced the plan to repeal of the Deferred Action in Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

By Stephen Dinan |The Washington Times

Three former Homeland Security secretaries fired off a letter Wednesday insisting Congress’s deadline for granting legal status to illegal immigrant “Dreamers” is actually this month, not the March 5 phaseout date set by President Trump.

The three — Democrats Janet Napolitano and Jeh Johnson, and Republican Michael Chertoff — said the department will need months to get a program up and running, and to provide certainty for employers who rely on the illegal immigrants.

“The realistic deadline for successfully establishing a Dreamers program in time to prevent large scale loss of work authorization and deportation protection is only weeks away, in the middle of January,” the three insisted in the letter, first reported by The New York Times.

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