End of DACA Can Have Serious Consequences for Employers

As the NMM Immigration Blog recently reported, the Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to begin winding down the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA).

DACA was first implemented in 2012 to defer deportation enforcement actions against certain undocumented individuals in the United States who entered the United States at very young ages and met other eligibility criteria.  Along with deferring deportation enforcement, DACA permitted eligible undocumented immigrants to apply for temporary work authorization cards, known a