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4th Circ. Says Planned Termination Of DACA Is Illegal

Law360 (May 17, 2019, 6:07 PM EDT) -- A split Fourth Circuit panel on Friday threw out the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's planned rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, finding that the Trump administration had not adequately explained its decision to roll back the Obama-era policy.

In a published opinion, the majority concluded that the administration's decision to terminate DACA, which has provided deportation relief for 800,000 young people brought to the U.S. as children, was "arbitrary and capricious" in violation of administrative law, reversing part of a lower court's ruling upholding DHS' decision.

The decision marks the second federal appeals court to rule on...

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Appellate - 4th Circuit

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2899 Other Statutes

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May 8, 2018

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