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Appeals court rules against Trump on DACA immigrant policy

Appeals court rules against Trump on DACA immigrant policy

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A U.S. appeals court blocked President Donald Trump on Thursday from immediately ending an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation, saying the administration's decision to phase it out was arbitrary because it was based on a flawed legal theory. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals unanimously kept a preliminary injunction in place against Trump's decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Lawsuits by California and others challenging the administration's decision will continue in federal court while the injunction stands. The U.S. Supreme Court could eventually decide the fate of DACA, which has protected some 700,000 people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or came with families that overstayed visa...
Daca Dreamers: Obama slams axing of young migrant scheme

Daca Dreamers: Obama slams axing of young migrant scheme

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Former US President Barack Obama has attacked the Trump administration for scrapping his scheme to protect young undocumented migrants from deportation. The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) programme was rescinded on Tuesday, in a move that could affect some 800,000 beneficiaries. While existing recipients will see no impact for at least six months, no new applications can now be made.Appealing to Congress, Mr Obama said the decision was "cruel" and "wrong".The so-called "Dreamers", mostly Latin Americans, were able to apply for work and study permits under the policy he introduced five years ago.Reaction as it happenedDaca revoked - what you need to knowThe Trump administration argues that the programme, which Mr Obama bypassed Congress in order to enact, was unconstitutional...
Donald Trump urged not to scrap Daca policy for young immigrants

Donald Trump urged not to scrap Daca policy for young immigrants

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Republican House Speaker Paul Ryan has urged US President Donald Trump not to scrap an Obama-era programme that protects young undocumented immigrants.The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (Daca) programme provides temporary residency for children brought to the US illegally.It protects hundreds of thousands of so-called "Dreamers" from deportation and provides work and study permits. Mr Trump had previously said that he planned to "terminate" the programme.The White House now says Mr Trump will announce his decision on Tuesday. What is Congress proposing?Mr Ryan urged the president to allow Congress to "work" on the issue.He said that "conversations" had taken place "with the White House" and that Mr Trump also wanted to find "a humane solution to this problem". "There are people th...