Trump Administration Appeals to High Court on DACA Program

Jan. 19, 2018, 1:30 PM

The Trump administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to let the president end a program that protects hundreds of thousands of young immigrants from deportation, taking the unusual step of seeking to bypass a federal appeals court.

The administration is challenging a federal trial judge’s Jan. 9 decision to temporarily block President Donald Trump from abolishing the program, started by his predecessor, Barack Obama. The appeal asks the court to put the case on a fast track and rule before the scheduled end of its term in late June.

The Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA, blocks...

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