Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Jul 29, 2020 / 09:30 am
The White House on Tuesday announced it will review the DACA program while not accepting any new applications by immigrants for deferred deportation.
The decision comes after the Supreme Court in June kept in place DACA-the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that was set up by the Obama administration in 2012 via an executive memorandum.
DACA provided certain immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children with an opportunity to apply for a two-year delay of deportation; once granted, they can then apply for federal benefits and work authorizations.
In September of 2017, the Trump administration announced it would wind down the program and stopped accepting new applicants. The administration gave Congress six months to pass legislation enacting parts of the program into law, but Congress failed to do so by the deadline in March of 2018.