The White House announced yesterday that it will begin to wind down legal protections for hundreds of thousands of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients while it conducts a review of the program.
The Trump administration announced that it will reject all initial DACA applications and will limit the protection for those renewing their DACA applications to one year, rather than two years.
Chad F. Wolf, Acting Secretary, wrote:
By this memorandum, I am rescinding the 2017 and 2018 memoranda, and making certain immediate changes to the DACA policy to facilitate my thorough consideration of how to address DACA in light of the Supreme Court’s decision. For the reasons outlined below, pending my full reconsideration of the DACA policy, I direct DHS personnel to take all appropriate actions to reject all pending and future initial requests for DACA, to reject all pending and future applications for advance parole absent exceptional circumstances, and to
shorten DACA renewals consistent with the parameters established in this memorandum.