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Appeals court ruling keeps DACA alive

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 11/08/18, 04:51 pm

A U.S. appeals court Thursday let stand an order keeping the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in place, overriding President Donald Trump’s effort last year to end it. DACA allows people who were brought to the United States illegally as children to stay here but doesn’t grant them legal immigration status. The government reasoned that former President Barack Obama overstepped his executive authority when he created DACA.

“It’s a question of an agency saying, ‘We’re not going to have a policy that might well be illegal,’” Deputy Assistant Attorney General Hashim Mooppan told the judges in May. “That is a perfectly rational thing to do.” But a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that California and other states that sued to keep DACA would likely succeed in the end, so a lower court judge’s injunction blocking the end of the program should stay in place.

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Lynde Langdon

Lynde is a WORLD Digital’s managing editor and reports on popular and fine arts. She lives in Wichita, Kan., with her husband and two daughters. Follow Lynde on Twitter @lmlangdon.

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  • news2me
    Posted: Sat, 11/10/2018 06:47 pm

    All DACA did was cause trouble. Obama just kicked the can down the road so he would not have to deal with immigrants. If Obama used an executive order putting it place, Trump should be able to stop it with an executive order. Tell the judges to stuff it.

    As usual California is doing what they want. Why do taxpayers who don't live there have to pay for the whims of California? They even threaten the U.S. gov't that we have to pay for what they want or they will sue.