Department of Homeland Security Issues DACA Memo

In a memo issued on July 28, acting Secretary of Homeland Security Chad Wolf said the agency will “thoughtfully consider the future of the DACA policy” and, in the meantime, introduce some immediate changes. Those changes include barring first-time DACA status and work-permit applicants as well as tightening restrictions on international travel requests within the program, called advanced parole requests.

Existing DACA recipients will also see changes: Instead of having to apply for renewal every two years, the process will now happen annually.

SHRM has consistently called for a bipartisan policy solution that would create a path to citizenship for the over 700,000 current recipients of DACA. We will keep you posted as the Trump administration and Congress move to address the issue.