Thursday, June 16 – DHS Secretary John F. Kelly announced today that he is rescinding Prez Obama’s DAPA memorandum (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents).
This program was meant to shelter certain undocumented immigrants from deportation. DAPA was never implemented because was put on hold by federal courts after 26 states challenged the memo.
Mr. Kelly said the decision would not impact Prez Obama’s DACA memorandum (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals). This program grants temporary reprieve from deportation to nearly 800,000 undocumented immigrants who arrived in the United States as children.