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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was ended today, but there are no details yet of the full repercussions for those registered

The US Attorney General today announced the end of the DACA program. While the DACA program did not provide a lawful status, it did provide many people brought to the US as children the ability to live almost as if they had a valid status. The Executive Branch at the time essentially deemed qualifying individuals their lowest deportation priority and provided work authorization renewable in two-year increments.  Work authorization opened up many opportunities for DACA recipients. Combined with Advance Parole, some DACA recipients were able to also gain an inspected entry, making them eligible to adjust status in the US if/when eligible for a family or employment visa. While the program is being phased out to give Congress time to enact a law to cover DACA recipients, there is not yet any information on Department of Homeland Security intentions regarding DACA recipients if Congress is unable to enact something timely.