A Federal Judge Ruled DACA Unlawful — But Current Recipients Are Safe For Now

NPR

07-17-2021

U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled in favor of nine conservative-led states, including Texas, blocking the Biden administration from accepting new DACA applicants – saying the program is not legal. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton hailed the ruling as a victory, announcing on Twitter that he had again defeated the Biden administration on illegal immigration. The Biden administration has pledged to protect DACA or put something similar in place. (A split 4-4 Supreme Court ruling in 2016 left the lower court's injunction in effect.) Immigration rights advocates are urging the Biden administration to protect undocumented immigrants by taking executive action in the face of a politically divided Congress.

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