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Trump cancelled DACA expansion and DAPA

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DACAWhen Trump was presenting his Presidential campaign in 2016, he put stress on immediate termination of DACA and DAPA. On June 15, 2017, President Trump signed a memo to rescind DAPA (the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents) and the expanded version of DAPA, but kept the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program yet.

Thus, on June 15, 2017 the Department of Homeland Security posted a guidance proclaiming that recipients of DACA will still be eligible for two-year extensions of their status and their EAD will not be terminated before their expiration dates.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was implemented by President Obama on June 15, 2012, for those undocumented immigrants, who moved to the United States as children and gives them opportunity to get work authorization and obtain two-year deferrals of deportation. If you want to apply for this program, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services web page includes all the necessary information.

In 2014 President Obama implemented DAPA as well, to make an immigration easier for qualifying undocumented immigrants who have a U.S. citizenship or lawful permanent resident child. But even before applications were submitted, a U.S. federal district court blocked its implementation.

In spite the fact those enrolled in DACA will be allowed to continue living and working in the United States, the Trump Administration enforcement on immigration issue is obvious, as they have expanded the number of undocumented immigrants who are eligible for removal and outlined other increased enforcement efforts.Yet the future of DACA is under serious threat.