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Appeals Court to Decide if DACA’s End Can Face Legal Challenge

Jan. 9, 2018, 4:45 PM

A federal appeals court will be considering whether the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program can be challenged in a lawsuit.

The Homeland Security Department Jan. 8 took the question to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit after getting the green light from a federal judge in Brooklyn. The appeals court’s ruling has the potential to shut down the lawsuit filed by a group of immigrants in the DACA program.

The DHS says courts can’t review the decision to end the Obama-era program, which provides deportation protection and work permits to ...