Immigrant Protection Program Revoked

An Obama-era program intended to protect immigrant parents of U.S. citizens and legal residents from deportation has been revoked.

The Deferred Action for Parents of Americans program was announced in 2014 but was blocked by a federal judge in Texas after 26 states challenged the program’s legality in federal court.

Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly formally revoked the policy memo that created the program, which mirrored an earlier effort to protect young immigrants in the country illegally from deportation. Five years to the day President Barack Obama announced the protection efforts for young immigrants.

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