On Thursday, June 15, 2017, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, after consulting with the Attorney General, signed a memorandum rescinding the November 20, 2014, memorandum that created the program known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA).
DAPA, an Obama-era program was designed to protect the undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and green card holders from deportation. This program was blocked through federal litigation and was never implemented.
The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) remains intact. According to the Pew Research Center, more than 750,000 undocumented immigrants “have received work permits and deportation relief” through DACA. For more information, view this informative video from USCIS.
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