The Department of Homeland Security on Thursday ended an Obama-era immigration policy that had allowed for deferred action for parents of Americans and lawful permanent residents, known as DAPA or Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, according to multiple news reports.
DHS Secretary John Kelly signed a memo on Thursday that said that it was ending the DAPA program because there was “no credible path forward to litigate the currently enjoined policy.”
The Trump admin just rescinded DAPA, which would have given legal status to undocumented parents with US children pic.twitter.com/9KzSaLbfAZ
— Marcelo Rochabrún (@mrochabrun) June 16, 2017
The Hill added:
“DAPA has been embroiled in legal battles since 2015, when it was put on hold. Texas and 25 other states filed a lawsuit to block President Obama’s policy which would have granted deferred deportation to nearly 5 million undocumented immigrants.”