Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Is DACA Illegal? A Dallas Court Says, ‘Maybe’

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"A court challenge by federal immigration agents seeking to block President Barack Obama’s deferred-deportation initiative will probably succeed, a judge said.  U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor in Dallas today put off his own decision on whether to grant the request for a preliminary injunction by 10 U.S. Immigration and Customs agents.  He asked both sides to file additional arguments no later than May 6. ...  “The court finds that DHS does not have discretion to refuse to initiate removal proceedings” when the requirements for deportation under a federal statute are met, O’Connor said today in a 38-page decision, referring to the Department of Homeland Security.  Still, the judge said he can’t decide the case based on the arguments he’s heard so far.  “Accordingly, the court hereby defers