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Appeals arguments set on immigrants brought to US as kids

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

NEW ORLEANS - Immigrant advocates head to a federal appeals court in New Orleans on Wednesday in hopes of saving an Obama-era program that prevents the deportation of thousands of people brought into the U.S. as children.
A federal judge in Texas last year declared the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program illegal - although he agreed to leave the program intact for those already benefitting from it while his order is appealed.
DACA proponents planned an early morning vigil ahead of arguments at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The U.S. Justice Department is defending the...
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