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DACA, Congress, and the Courts

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By: Maria Sacchetti, Patricia Sullivan and Ed O’Keefe – washingtonpost.com – January 10, 2018

Trump administration’s plan to phase out protections was temporarily blocked late Tuesday in federal court.

The Trump administration vowed Wednesday to fight a federal injunction that temporarily blocked its plans to rescind work permits for young undocumented immigrants, insisting that Congress must find a solution for those known as “dreamers.”

A key part of Trump’s crackdown is the decision to end the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which the president and his supporters called an egregious example of executive overreach. That effort was upended late Tuesday, when U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco said the nearly 690,000 DACA recipients must retain their work permits and protection from deportation while a lawsuit challenging the decision to end the program moves forward.

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Source: How does the DACA court ruling affect ‘dreamers’? – The Washington Post