Living the dream: DACA recipients busted for human smuggling

Two recipients of an executive amnesty for younger illegal immigrants were arrested on suspicion of human smuggling violations in two separate incidents last week, federal officials said Monday.

One of the men has active status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, and the other is a former DACA beneficiary whose protections have expired.

DACA gives certain younger illegal immigrants a reprieve from deportation and two-year renewable work authorization. President Donald trump ended the program last year and gave lawmakers until March 5 to pass legislation that would codify the protections.