On June 15, 2017 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by issuance of a memorandum rescinded the November 20, 2014 DAPA memorandum.

The DAPA memorandum directed U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services ("USCIS") "to establish a process, similar to DACA, for exercising prosecutorial discretion through the use of deferred action, on a case-by-case basis," to certain aliens who have "a son or daughter who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident."

This process was to be known as Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents, or "DAPA."

However, the June 15, 2012 DACA memorandum will remain in effect.  

DHS has also indicated that (1) the deferred action (DACA), as an act of prosecutorial discretion, will continue to be granted on a case-by-case basis, and (2) such a grant may be terminated at any time at the agency's discretion.

  1.  Texas' New Immigration Crackdown Appears to Be Headed Straight to Court

HuffPost reports that the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF) plans to file a lawsuit in the coming months that could block Texas Senate Bill 4's implementation in September.

The lawsuit will be based on pre-emption issues regarding immigration policy.


On Monday, the League of United Latin American Citizens, Maverick County, and the City of El Cenizo filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas alleging that the bill violates the Tenth, Fifth, and Fourteenth Amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

The lawsuit asks the court to declare that the bill is invalid on its face and to enjoin the defendants from enforcing it. 

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