Action on Deferred Action – One Program Rescinded, Another Lives On

Craig Regelbrugge June 20 2017

The Department of Homeland Security has rescinded one Obama-era executive action granting relief from deportation to certain individuals, while it has left a second, affecting the so-called DREAMers, intact.
On June 15, Secretary John F. Kelly 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”). The rescinded memo, one of the “executive actions” taken by President Obama that year, purported to provide a path for unauthori...

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