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A second setback for Trump team on DACA

February 27, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

In a second significant setback this week for the Trump Administration on its immigration policy, a federal judge in Los Angeles has barred government officials from taking away legal protection of “DACA” immigrants without using a fair procedure.

Supreme Court won’t review DACA for now

February 26, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

The Supreme Court refused on Monday to adopt a special, fast procedure to rule on the government’s power to shut down the program of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). The brief order does leaving open the chance for a later return of DACA to the Supreme Court.

The Supreme Court’s options on DACA

February 19, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

On Friday evening, the Supreme Court closed up shop for the holiday weekend without doing anything about DACA – that is, the Trump Administration’s appeal seeking review of its decision to shut down the program of “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.” 

Trump immigration limits falter again in court

February 16, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

Using President Trump’s own words against him, a federal appeals court on Thursday added a second legal defeat for the White House’s latest attempt to bar the entry into the U.S. of people from six Muslim-majority nations.

Second judge keeps DACA program going

February 14, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

Just days before the Supreme Court is to consider getting involved in the deepening controversy over the legal fate of nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who have grown up in this country, a second federal judge has ordered the Trump Administration not to end next month their protection against deportation.

Supreme Court speeds up DACA case

January 23, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

With the controversy over young undocumented immigrants unfolding both in Congress and the federal courts, the Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to put the case before it on a fast track. 

Supreme Court to rule on Trump immigration limits

January 19, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

The Supreme Court agreed on Friday afternoon to consider the state of Hawaii’s claim that President Trump imposed an unconstitutional “Muslim ban” when he ordered strict new limits on entry into the U.S. by foreign nationals from six nations with Muslim-majority populations.

Government asks Justices to settle DACA quickly

January 19, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

With time running out for the Supreme Court to take on new cases in the current term, the Trump Administration asked Thursday evening that one more case be taken up swiftly: the controversy over the planned shutdown of the “DACA” program.

Trump team wants ruling on constitutional issue in immigration case

January 17, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

The Trump Administration urged the Supreme Court on Tuesday to rule on the constitutionality of the President’s third version of an executive order strictly limiting entry to the U.S. by foreign nationals with Muslim-majority populations.

Trump Administration to swiftly appeal DACA to Supreme Court

January 16, 2018 By Lyle Denniston

The Trump Administration will ask the Supreme Court this week to uphold its power to end the “DACA” program that protects younger immigrants from deportation, and it will ask that the Justices not wait for a ruling by a federal appeals court, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

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