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Obama-Era Immigration Plan

By Corey Mitchell — June 20, 2017 1 min read

The Trump administration has ended an Obama-era policy that protected undocumented immigrants with children who are United States citizens or permanent residents, but will, at least for now, keep the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which offers protection for children brought to the country illegally.

In a news release issued Thursday, the Department of Homeland Security indicated that Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly decided to end the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans policy, because there was “no credible path forward to litigate the currently enjoined policy.”

The Homeland Security news release also indicated that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program—which offers 750,000 immigrants brought to the country illegally as children the chance to attend school and to work—will remain in place for now.

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A version of this article appeared in the June 21, 2017 edition of Education Week as Obama-Era Immigration Plan

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