Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): Frequently Asked Questions [September 06, 2017] [open pdf - 526KB]
"On September 5, 2017, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), an Obama Administration initiative, was being rescinded. A related memorandum released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) that same day rescinded the 2012 memorandum that established the DACA process. DACA was created to provide temporary relief from removal from the United States for individuals without a lawful immigration status who were brought to the United States as children and met other criteria. Under the DACA process, both initial grants of deferred action and renewals are issued for a period of two years. In addition to rescinding the 2012 DACA memorandum, the September 2017 memorandum states that DHS will 'execute a wind-down' of DACA, during which it will 'adjudicate certain requests for DACA and associated applications meeting certain parameters.' These requests include initial and renewal requests for DACA accepted by DHS by September 5, 2017, and renewal requests from current DACA beneficiaries whose benefits will expire between September 5, 2017, and March 5, 2018, and whose renewal requests are accepted by DHS by October 5, 2017. The memorandum also states that DHS will not terminate previously issued grants of deferred action or employment authorization 'solely based on the directives in this memorandum.'"
CRS Report for Congress, R44764
Federation of American Scientists: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/index.html