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Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents Recession Memo ("DAPA")

On June 15, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, after consulting with the Attorney General, signed a memorandum rescinding the November 20, 2014 memorandum that created the program known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) because there is no credible path forward to litigate the currently enjoined policy. 

 

Rescission of Memorandum Providing for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”)

On June 15, Department of Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly, after consulting with the Attorney General, signed a memorandum rescinding the November 20, 2014 memorandum that created the program known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (“DAPA”) because there is no credible path forward to litigate the currently enjoined policy. 

Statement by Secretary Johnson on Today's Supreme Court Decision

Like the President, I am disappointed by the Supreme Court’s 4-4 vote today in United States v. Texas.  The case concerns Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and the expansion of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  The 4-4 impasse leaves the court of appeals ruling in place and effectively prohibits us from implementing these important initiatives.

Readout of Secretary Johnson’s Trip to California

LOS ANGELES – Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson today traveled to Los Angeles where he met with Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck and other government officials and community leaders to discuss implementation efforts related to executive actions on immigration. He also participated in a community outreach event to provide information on the deferred action programs. Secretary Johnson also led a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) employee town hall to thank employees for their service and for responsibly implementing the Department’s policies and enforcement priorities.

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