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DHS updates DACA rescission memo

  1. Original Date Announced

    June 22, 2018

    In response to an order from DC District Court, DHS Secretary Nielsen issues an updated DACA rescission memo. The Nielsen memo "concurs with and declines to disturb" the September 2017 Duke memorandum, while purporting to provide more details on why the government decided to end DACA. [ID #336]

    DACA Memorandum from Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen
  2. Effective Date

    June 22, 2018
  4. Biden Administration Action: Revoked/Replaced

    January 20, 2021

    Preserving and Fortifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)

    President Biden issues a Day 1 Executive Order committing to "Preserving and Fortifying DACA. The Secretary of Homeland Security, in consultation with the Attorney General, shall take all actions he deems appropriate, consistent with applicable law, to preserve and fortify DACA."

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Current Status

Not in effect

Most Recent Action

January 20, 2021 Action: Revoked/Replaced Preserving and Fortifying Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA)
January 20, 2021
Acted on by Biden Administration

Original Trump Policy Status

Trump Administration Action: Agency Directive
Subject Matter: DACA
Agencies Affected: USCIS

Pre Trump-Era Policies


Biden Administration Policy Documents

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