The Trump administration has decided to let over 120,000 younger illegal immigrants considered so-called "Dreamers" to stay in the country, keeping in place the controversial Obama-era program.

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency just reported that 124,799 "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals" cases were approved from January to the end of March.

The agency broke those figures down to 107,524 renewals and 17,275 initial applications.

That is the size of the population of Hartford, Conn.

By comparison, that is fewer than Obama OK'd in his last three months in office.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com