Texas Judge Bans New DACA Applications, Says Program Was Created Illegally

Daily Caller

07-17-2021

A Texas federal judge blocked new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) applications in a Friday court decision. In 2018, seven states, including Texas, South Carolina and Alabama, filed a lawsuit in federal court striving to end the program, the Center of American Progress reported. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen sided with the states arguing that the Obama-era program violates the Administrative Procedure Act (APA), according to Reuters. “Hundreds of thousands of individual DACA recipients, along with their employers, states, and loved ones, have come to rely on the DACA program. President Joe Biden, who served as vice president under Obama during the passage of DACA, asked Congress to pass the U.S.

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