Seven states that sued to block the DACA program couldn’t demonstrate that permitting it to continue was causing irreparable harm, a federal judge said on Friday, declining to halt the Obama-era policy that protects young illegal immigrants from deportation.
The U.S. Department of Justice released a statement Friday commending the judge for addressing the legality of the program.
A Federal judge rejected a request from Texas and seven other states to end the DACA program, an Obama-era initiative allowing 700,000 young immigrants to stay in the US legally
The argument brought fourth by Texas and other states claimed that DACA recipients drove up the cost of healthcare and policing, while taking jobs away from legal residents.
The Trump administration said last September that it would halt the program within six months.
(Reuters) - A federal judge on...