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DHS terminates DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Program

  1. Date Announced

    Sept. 5, 2017

    Acting DHS Secretary Duke issues a memorandum rescinding the Obama Administration's 2012 DACA Memo and winding down the DACA program. The new memo denies DACA eligibility to any recipients who have not yet applied, but it does not terminate DACA for current beneficiaries. It also allows pending initial application requests to proceed and gives current recipients whose benefits will expire within six months a short period in which they can apply for renewal.

    [ID #276]

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  2. Effective Date of Change

    Sept. 5, 2017
  3. Subsequent Action

    June 18, 2020

    The Supreme Court rules that DHS's rescission of DACA was unlawful under the APA.

    **Litigation is listed for informational purposes and is not comprehensive. For the current status of legal challenges, check other sources.**

    Supreme Court DACA Decision
Subject Matter: DACA
Agencies Affected: USCIS DHS

Prior Policies

Subsequent Action

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