BREAKING: Trump Administration Suspends DAPA, Keeps DACA

Volunteer Layal Rabat from the Phoenix Restoration Project brings water, food and diapers to Central-American women and their children dropped off at the Greyhound bus station in Phoenix, Thursday, May 29, 2014. Scores of undocumented immigrants from Central America have been released at Greyhound Lines Inc. bus stations in Tucson and Phoenix over the past several days after they were flown to Arizona from south Texas, officials acknowledged. (AP Photo/Valeria Fernández)

The Department of Homeland Security is officially doing away with Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, commonly referred to as DAPA, according to a release sent out this evening. Here is the release, courtesy reporter Jamie Dupree.


The memo announces the rescinding of DAPA, along with canceling an expanded version of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, which had granted an extended work authorization of three years, versus the two years DACA’s original plan granted. The administration is keeping the original memorandum for DACA, however.

Getting rid of DAPA and DACA were demands made by Trump supporters, though until now the Trump administration had done nothing on the subject. DHS is making this move after consulting with the Attorney General’s office, and signals that some of Trump’s campaign talk on immigration may yet become reality.


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