Feds Want DACA Appeal Paused Until New Rule Is Finalized

By Grace Dixon (October 5, 2021, 7:08 PM EDT) -- The Biden administration asked the Fifth Circuit to shelve its appeal of a lower court order blocking the federal government from approving new applications to the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program while it firms up the details of a replacement rule.

The federal government told the circuit court in a Monday filing that its appeal of the blow to DACA should be paused, arguing that its efforts to finalize a rule that would supersede the original 2012 edict and insulate the program from further legal challenges could moot entirely or substantially alter the shape that the appeal takes on....

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