GOP-Led States Ask Judge To Stop Biden’s DACA Program For Migrant Children
View Source | February 1, 2023 2:02 pm
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- Nine GOP-controlled states led by Texas asked a federal judge to shut down the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to prevent nearly 600,000 immigrants known as “Dreamers” from renewing their deportation protections and work permits.
- The request represents the most pressing legal threat to the Obama-era DACA program, which has continued, although in a limited way, despite the years-old lawsuit challenging its legality and former President Donald Trump’s attempts to dismantle it.
- For over a decade, DACA has allowed hundreds of thousands of immigrants lacking legal status who were brought to the U.S. as children to work and live in the country without fear of deportation.
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