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U.S. Court of Appeals Upholds DACA

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit has ruled that the Trump administration cannot immediately end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, the program that shields from deportation young undocumented immigrants who were brought to the country as children.

The decision keeps in place an injunction from the lower court that allows DACA recipients to renew their applications. It also makes it more likely that the U.S. Supreme Court will settle the question. The Trump administration has asked the Supreme Court to add it to the docket for this term, but the Justices have not acted upon the request to date.

DACA is a program that was created in 2012 under the Obama administration and has served to protect nearly 700,000 young immigrants from deportation. In 2017, the Trump administration moved to end the program after several states threatened to sue. A number of courts have since ruled to keep the program in place.

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