Appeals court upholds DACA

A federal appeals court has upheld an earlier ruling preventing President Trump from ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program implemented by President Obama. DACA protects young undocumented immigrants born in the United States from being deported. The ruling by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals means the DACA program can stay in place for now. The Trump administration has already asked the Supreme Court to review the injunction, according to CNN.  You can read the 9th Circuit’s ruling here. 

9th Circuit upholds injunction against Trump’s revised travel ban

how the US immigration system worksOn Monday, a three-judge federal appeals court panel for the Ninth Circuit unanimously upheld a freeze on President Trump’s revised travel ban. The judges ruled that Trump lacked statutory authorization from Congress for his executive order. The text of the ruling is available here. The Washington Post has more on the ruling in this story. The analysis is by Ilya Somin, professor of law at George Mason University.