Date AnnouncedSept. 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.
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Effective Date of ChangeSept. 5, 2017
Subsequent ActionJune 18, 2020
The Supreme Court rules that DHS's rescission of DACA was unlawful under the APA.Supreme Court DACA Decision
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Secretary Napolitano established the DACA program in 2012.Exercising Prosecutorial Discretion Napolitano DACA Memo