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DHS terminates DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) Program

  1. Original Date Announced

    September 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]

    DHS Memo: Memorandum on Rescission of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
  2. Effective Date

    September 5, 2017

Current Status

Not in effect

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Actions: Agency Directive Program Termination
Subject Matter: DACA
Agencies Affected: USCIS DHS

Pre Trump-Era Policies


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