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.
- 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.