CORRECTION: No change on 'Dreamers' program

CORRECTION: No change on 'Dreamers' program
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The Homeland Security Department announced on Thursday that it was formally rescinding an Obama-era program intended to allow certain undocumented immigrants to remain in the United States.

The decision would rescind the Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) program, which never actually went into effect because of legal challenges.


The move does nothing to change the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) policy, a controversial Obama program that allows children who entered the United States illegally to remain in the country.

Reports in The Hill and other news outlets earlier Friday incorrectly said that by rescinding DAPA, the administration was signaling it had decided to keep the DACA program in place.

No decision on that program's future has been made, according to the White House.

Department of Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly said the DAPA program was being rescinded because there was "no credible path forward" to litigate on the policy.

DAPA affected certain undocumented immigrants who are the parents of children who are U.S. citizens or legal residents.