Category Archives: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions Announces the Rescission of DACA

On Sept. 5, 2017, Attorney General (AG) Jeff Sessions announced that the Trump Administration will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  DACA is a mode of temporary relief given to children (now college-aged or older) who entered the United States without inspection with their parents and allowed them to apply for temporary work … Continue Reading

DHS Rescinds Memorandum Addressing Expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents

The Nov. 20, 2014 DAPA memorandum, which to date has not been implemented, directed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) “to establish a process, similar to DACA, for exercising prosecutorial discretion through the use of deferred action, on a case-by-case basis” to certain undocumented parents who have “a son or daughter who is a U.S. … Continue Reading

Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Blocks Administration’s Executive Action on Immigration

On November 9, 2015, the Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit upheld a lower court injunction that halted a key component of the Obama Administration’s executive action relating to immigration.  In November 2014, the Administration announced a host of new immigration policies, including an expansion of the previously implemented Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals … Continue Reading