Changes to DACA program announced

Posted at 12:32 AM, Jul 29, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 09:27:40-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) -- The White House confirmed Tuesday that it is reviewing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

It comes as the Department of Homeland Security announced changes to the program that gives protection to some undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children, guarding them against deportation.

In a news release, DHS announced the following changes to the DACA program:

  • Reject all initial requests for DACA and associated applications for Employment Authorization Documents;
  • Reject new and pending requests for advanced parole absent exceptional circumstances; and,
  • Limit the period of renewed deferred action granted pursuant to the DACA policy after the issuance of this memorandum to one year.

Last month, the Supreme Court blocked an attempt by the Trump Administration to end DACA altogether.

DACA supporters are expected to go to court to stop the changes announced Tuesday.