DACA-DAPA Annoucement

Delaying Trump’s promise to deport young immigrants.

The Trump Administration announced it will keep the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals” program (DACA), marking a small but significant victory for “Dreamers” nationwide.

In the same action, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly revoked the memo creating the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program (DAPA). The program created by President Barack Obama in 2014 to protect people living in the United States illegally who have children who are U.S. citizens or legal residents was blocked by a federal judge in Texas after 26 states sued.

DAPA-DACA protesters at the U.S. Supreme COurt, January 2016.

A fact-sheet on the department’s website says immigrants enrolled in the 2012 DACA program “will continue to be eligible” to renew every two years and notes that “no work permits will be terminated prior to their current expiration dates.”