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Immigration update: End of DACA, start of ‘extreme vetting’

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DACAMuch has been happening with immigration policy since President Trump took office, and employers would do well to keep up. That’s especially true if any of your workers are in the United States on temporary work visas or if you plan to recruit immigrant workers in the near future.

Here’s a breakdown of the latest from the Trump administration.

The end of DACA?

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced the Trump administration’s formal plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. DACA was implemented in 2012 through an executive order by former President Obama. 

DACA allows illegal immigrants who entered the country as minors to receive a renewable, two-year period of deferred action on deportations. In addition, DACA recipients are eligible to receive an employment authorization document (EAD), which allows them to work legally in the U.S. 

Currently, about 800,000 individuals have been de...(register to read more)

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