November 13, 2017 Articles

What Employers Should Know Regarding Trump's Termination of DACA

Any employer contemplating what the end of DACA means for its work force would be wise not to act too hastily.

By David Gevertz – November 13, 2017

Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was an immigration policy initiated by President Obama in 2012 for individuals who arrived in the United States as minors and either entered or remained in the country illegally. DACA allowed these individuals to register to receive a renewable two-year deferment on the deportation process and obtain a work permit. On September 5, 2017, President Trump announced the rescission of DACA, allowing for a six-month suspension of the rescission in which DACA recipients with work permits that were set to expire on or before March 5, 2018, could apply for a renewal. A White House memo stated that DACA recipients should use the remaining time on their work permits to arrange and prepare for their departures from the country.

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