Perez in a statement said Trump's rescinding of DACA, an Obama-era program that shielded immigrants brought to the USA illegally as children from deportation, caused "an unnecessary crisis". That deadline is Monday, March 5.
Both those developments have taken the pressure off lawmakers. "And now his arbitrary deadline has passed without any action from the president or Republicans in Congress", Mr. Perez said in a statement.
"The Democrats made the calculation to kick the can down the road and allow hundreds of thousands of us undocumented youth to live in uncertainty", said Maria Duarte, a DACA enrollee who walked with others from NY to Washington to protest congressional inaction.
Trump past year announced that he would end the DACA program, but provided Congress with six months to put together a legislative fix.
Erik Lopez, 19, a freshman at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and a DACA recipient, attended the march in Washington and said he fears his studies in political science and criminal justice will go to waste if he loses the work permit tied to his DACA status.
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Lawmakers had every opportunity to legislate a fix, but the fate of Dreamers has proved too divisive for Congress to resolve. It is the program that protected undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as kids.
Last month, Democrats forced a brief government shutdown over the issue, demanding that the Senate's Republican leaders set aside time to debate immigration.
"President Trump attempted to end DACA - an Obama-era executive order that will likely be ruled unlawful in the long run - and that should have been the end of the story", said David Ray, a spokesman for the Federation for American Immigration Reform, which favors increased immigration enforcement.
Several congressional Democrats and immigration advocates have warned that despite the court injunction, DACA recipients remain in legal uncertainty thanks to a crisis they say is of Trump's making.