DHS rescinds Obama-era DAPA policy that would have protected illegal immigrant parents
The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday rescinded an Obama-era immigration policy that had allowed for deferred action for parents of Americans and lawful permanent residents, which was known as DAPA.
DHS Secretary John Kelly signed a memo on Thursday directing his employees not to carry out an instruction his predecessor, Jeh Johnson, had put in writing in November 2014 that sought to extend a 2012 program aimed at the illegal immigrant community.
Kelly made the decision to revoke the policy because “there is no credible path forward to litigate the currently enjoined policy” due to its current entanglement in the courts, his office said in a statement.
The 2014 Johnson memos had been intended as extensions of Obama’s Deferred Action for…
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