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Texas AG Mulls Suit to End DACA If Court Case Lingers

Texas AG Mulls Suit to End DACA If Court Case Lingers
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Friday, 26 January 2018 11:41 AM

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has indicated he may file a lawsuit to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program if it still exists this summer.

The Obama-era program, created in 2012 to protect undocumented immigrants brought into the U.S. as children from deportation and allow them to obtain legal employment, was killed off by Trump last March. But a federal district judge in California has placed the president's move on hold.

Paxton said in a brief that the Lone Star State "will be forced to consider filing a lawsuit challenging the original 2012 memorandum creating DACA" if it is still unsettled by June, The Texas Tribune reports.

The Trump administration has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the case and overturn the district judge's decision.

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