DACA: Homeland Security announces changes

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Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals students stand Thursday in front of the Supreme Court after the Supreme Court ruled to block actions to end DACA.

Northern Star Staff

DeKALB — The Department of Homeland Security announced in a memorandum Tuesday it will make immediate changes to Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. 

The Department of Homeland Security will reject all first-time requests for DACA and applications for employment authorization documents and limit the period of renewed deferred action granted to one year instead of two. 

DACA, which is a 2012 immigration policy created under the Obama administration, grants eligible recipients who came to the U.S. as children with two-year protection from deportation and eligibility for a work permit. 

This announcement comes a month after the Supreme Court’s June 18 ruling to block efforts to end DACA. 

The Northern Star will update this developing story as more information becomes available.