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Trump Ends DACA, Calls on Congress to Act

September, 2017

The Trump administration Tuesday formally announced it will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – also called DACA – putting an expiration date on the legal protections granted to roughly 800,000 people known as “DREAMers,” who entered the country as illegal children.

Homeland Security Acting Secretary Elaine Duke said the administration, facing legal challenges to the program. “chose the least disruptive option,” letting the program wind down in six months, and placing the onus on a sharply divided Congress to enact former President Barack Obama’s executive action into law.”

The Administration stated no current beneficiaries will be affected before March 5 of next year (2018), however, no new initial requests or associated applications filed after today will be acted on.

Stay tuned for further information.  Should you have case specific questions or concerns, please call our Immigration Law Practice Group at (313) 965-2909 to speak to one of our Immigration Attorneys.