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Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA)

Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) Memo Rescinded

Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly rescinded the DAPA memorandum on June 15, 2017, which will have far-reaching consequences to illegal parents of legally born children.

The rescinded memo purported to provide a path for illegal aliens with a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident child to be considered for deferred action.  To be considered for deferred action, an alien was required to satisfy six criteria:

(1) as of November 20, 2014, be the parent of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident;

(2) have continuously resided here since before January 1, 2010;

(3) have been physically present here on November 20, 2014, and when applying for relief;

(4) have no lawful immigration status on that date;

(5) not fall within the Secretary’s enforcement priorities; and

(6) “present no other factors that, in the exercise of discretion, make [ ] the grant of deferred action inappropriate.”

 

Visit the DHS website for the full story regarding Deferred Action for Parents of Americans, aka DAPA.