June 19, 2017

Immigrant Minors Won't Be Deported

 |  By: Mike Opperman

Individuals who arrived in the U.S. as minors, or DREAMers, were given semi-legal status during the Obama Administration under a program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  According to the American Dairy Coalition, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly stated they will not deport those who received this status under the policy President Obama put in place in 2012.  

The new guidance has recently become available as the President faced a court deadline stemming from the 2014 efforts by then President Obama to expand DACA to include undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and green card holders via Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program. The Supreme Court took up this issue and deadlocked on a decision which left the injunction in place. 

Since the Trump Administration took office earlier this year, DACA permits have continued to renew as they did before his presidency.