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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...
Canada's immigrant population reaches 21.9 percent, expected to grow

Canada's immigrant population reaches 21.9 percent, expected to grow

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Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Canada's immigrant population has risen to 21.9 percent, the highest number in more than 80 years, and it's expected to get higher, according to Canada Census figures released Wednesday.The current number marks a significant increase since 2006 when Canada's immigrant population was 19.8 percent. And it's the highest since 1921, when Canada's immigrant population was at 22.9 percent, reported the CBC.With a current total population of about 36 million, Canada allowed 1.2 million immigrants between 2011 and 2016, with approximately 30 percent arriving through the country's skilled worker program.Almost half -- 48 percent -- of Canada's immigrant population came from Asia, according to Statistics Canada numbers. Europeans accounted for 21 percent. Latin America, the Caribbea...