The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) was an Executive Order by President Barack Obama in 2014 in order to protect a category of illegal aliens against deportation.
DAPA would have given would have given executive amnesty to about 4 million illegal immigrants but was blocked by federal courts before its full implementation. In June 2017, the Trump Administration announced it was ending the program entirely.
DAPA is an extension of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which also was created during the Obama Administration.
- ↑ Multiple references:
- Trump scraps Obama policy that protected immigrant parents from deportation. Fox News. June 16, 2017. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- Dinan, Stephen (June 15, 2017). Homeland Security officially cancels Obama’s 2014 amnesty that courts had blocked. The Washington Times. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- Munro, Neil (June 15, 2017). DHS John Kelly Wipes Out Obama’s ‘DAPA’ Amnesty. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- Giaritelli, Anna (June 15, 2017). DHS rescinds Obama-era DAPA policy that would have protected illegal immigrant parents. Washington Examiner. Retrieved June 16, 2017.
- Binder, John (June 17, 2017). Immigration Patriots ‘Thrilled’ About Trump Tossing Out DAPA. Breitbart News. Retrieved June 18, 2017.
- Jackson, David; Collins, Michael (June 16, 2017). Trump keeps policy on Dreamers, eliminates protection for older immigrants. USA Today. Retrieved July 13, 2017.