Court: DACA Illegal

Obama-Era Amnesty Ruled Illegal, But Intact For Now

At a glance

  • A federal appeals court declared Wednesday that the Obama-Biden era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was illegal, dealing a major blow to a liberal initiative that allowed  illegal migrants who came to America as children to escape deportation.
  • The ruling by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also sent the case back to U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen for further consideration, temporarily leaving DACA in place for current beneficiaries.
  • Most observers expect the case to eventually land at the U.S. Supreme Court, where the justices twice before punted on the core issue of whether the program is legal.

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