The Trump administration is preparing for a legal stalemate that could allow it to circumvent several federal judges who have temporarily halted its plan to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The net legal effect means 700,000 young undocumented immigrants—including 113,000 in Texas—who remain under the program’s protection may soon be vulnerable to deportation. NBC reported this week that the DOJ filed a motion last Friday supporting the premise of a lawsuit filed in May by Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton and six other states. They argue the Obama-era program violates federal immigration law. In the motion, DOJ attorneys told Brownsville federal judge Andrew Hanen that they agree with Paxton that DACA is illegal, and acknowledged that a ruling against DACA would make it impossible…View Original Post
The post Court Rulings Could Open Path for Trump Administration to End DACA Very Soon appeared first on Texas Monthly.