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Trump Administration Starts New Court Push to End DACA

Trump Administration Starts New Court Push to End DACA

By    |   Wednesday, 13 June 2018 02:03 PM

DACA appeared not so long ago to be on safe ground at least through the fall, but its future is once again in doubt as the Trump administration is urging a federal court in Texas to declare it illegal, which would set up a potential conflict that could allow the government to shut the program down within weeks, NBC News reported on Wednesday.

In a motion filed late Friday, Justice Department lawyers told a Texas judge that the Obama-era program, which allows children of immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally to remain here if they were under 16 when they arrived, violates federal immigration law.

The judge is expected to grant the request from DACA opponents and order the government to stop the program, a ruling which would conflict with orders from two other federal courts that mandate continued enforcement of it.

In such a situation, the Justice Department said it would then rush to inform the U.S. Supreme Court that the government would be in violation no matter what it does and ask the justices to put a hold on all the lower court rulings. If they did that, the Trump administration would be free to shut DACA down immediately.

Advocates for immigrants slammed the government's latest legal move, with National Immigration Forum executive director Ali Noorani telling NBC that the move could "eliminate work authorization and protection from deportation for nearly a million people who are contributing to our economy."

This is just the latest saga over the DACA fight after the Trump administration said last September that it would end the program within six months. Federal courts in California and New York, however, ruled that the government's legal justification for shutting it down was faulty and it must continue accepting renewal applications from DACA participants, which must be filed every two years.

DACA opponents, however, filed before a sympathetic judge their own lawsuit in May that the program is illegal and should be discontinued.

This comes as Republican moderates in the House fell two votes short on Tuesday night of forcing a vote on a proposal addressing DACA, Fox News reported.

That bill was likely to have passed if it had reached the floor, and House Speaker Paul Ryan was trying to prevent such a scenario, as it  would be seen as giving Democrats a victory on a major issue as election season nears.

Instead, the moderate GOP wing was promised a chance to vote next week on other immigration bills, which are not expected to pass.

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DACA appeared not so long ago to be on safe ground at least through the fall, but its future is once again in doubt as the Trump administration is urging a federal court in Texas to declare it illegal, NBC News reported on Wednesday.
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