Texas Judge Orders End to DACA, Current Enrollees Safe for Now

A federal judge in Texas ruled illegal an Obama-era program that prevents the deportation of some immigrants brought into the United States as children.

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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2015 file photo, Mercedes Herrera and others chant during an event on DACA and DAPA Immigration Relief at the Houston International Trade Center in Houston. A federal judge in Texas on Friday, July 16, 2021 ordered an end to an Obama-era program that prevented the deportations of some immigrants brought into the United States as children, putting new pressure for action on President Joe Biden and Democrats who now control Congress. (Melissa Phillip/Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
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(AP) – A federal judge in Texas on Friday ruled illegal an Obama-era program that prevents the deportation of some immigrants brought into the United States as children, putting new pressure for action on President Joe Biden and Democrats who control Congress for legislation to safeguard the people known as “Dreamers.” U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen ruled in favor of Texas and eight other conservative states that sued to halt the Deferred Action for Childhood…

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