On September 5, 2017, the Trump Administration rescinded DACA. Effective September 5, 2017, the following occurred:
Congressional representatives from both political parties have introduced legislation that would provide relief to certain undocumented people who came to the U.S. as minors. To go into effect, these bills must first pass Congress and be signed by the President. Then the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security (DHS) would be charged with implementing their provisions (creating application forms, etc.). If legislation is not passed, all DACA recipients face deportation once their period of deferred action expires. Below are five pieces of legislation being considered by Congress to address the end of the DACA program. The CHBA will continue to monitor this issue and communicate any new developments.
DACA was announced on June 15, 2012, and was created by an executive action in response to the legislature’s failure to pass comprehensive immigration reform. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program has provided temporary immigration relief to nearly 800,000 DREAMers.
DACA was not a path to US citizenship, but rather provided the applicant a two-year period of work authorization, which was renewable while the program existed.
To be eligible for DACA individuals had to meet the following criteria:
BRIDGE Act (HR 496)
Recognizing America’s Children (RAC) Act (HR 1468)
2017 DREAM Act (S 1615 & HR 3440)
Hope Act (HR3591)
SUCCEED Act (S. 1852)