Trump DHS Cancels Obama Executive Amnesty Program

The Department of Homeland Security announced late Thursday that it is canceling the program that would have allowed the illegal immigrant parents of American-born children and green-card holders to remain in the U.S. The program would have granted them three-year work permits, and protected them from deportation. The program, known as the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) and was created by a 2014 executive order signed by President Barack Obama. It would have prevented the government from deporting an estimated five million illegal immigrants now residing in the U.S. Twenty-six states sued the federal government to stop the implementation of DAPA, arguing that it violates the Constitution. A temporary injunction was issued in February of 2015, blocking the program from going into effect. In a press release, the Department of Homeland Security said Secretary John Kelly has signed a memorandum rescinding the Nov. 20, 2014, memorandum that created DAPA because “there is no credible

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