Current recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will continue to receive the protections of the Obama-era program for now, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.
The US Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit upheld a nationwide injunction preventing the Trump administration from rescinding DACA as to current recipients.
Several district courts have reached the same ruling, but Thursday’s decision is the first federal appeals court to weigh in on the effort by the Trump administration to end the program.
Earlier this week, the Justice Department attempted to skip the appeals courts altogether, asking the Supreme Court to take up the issue so that it could be decided this term — meaning a decision on the legality of the effort to rescind the program likely would be decided by June.
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