Following the DACA program, which sought to defer deportation and some protective measures to persons who had arrived as children without legal standing, the Obama Administration announced the DAPA program in November 2014 to also extend deferred action status, i.e. protection from deportation, to unauthorized immigrants who had lived in the United States continuously since January 2010 and whose children were either American citizens or lawful permanent residents. The program did not confer permanent status but provided some measure of security until legal reforms could be enacted. Like DACA, the program was a presidential executive action because immigration reforms had long been stalemated in Congress. DAPA was immediately challenged in court and never enacted and was formally rescinded by the Trump Administration in June 2017.