In a Press Release issued today, Tuesday, September 5, 2017, by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the Department announced its decision to initiate the wind down of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, more commonly referred to as DACA.
In the instant Press Release, the DHS states that “no current beneficiaries will be impacted before March 5, 2018, nearly six months from now, so Congress can have time to deliver on appropriate legislative solutions. However, […] no new initial requests or associated applications filed after today will be acted on.”
As of today, September 5, 2017, the June 15, 2012 memorandum that created DACA has been formally rescinded, and the initiation of the orderly wind down of the program has been put in place. This process will help limit disruption to current DACA beneficiaries, while providing time for Congress to seek a legislative solution.