US federal judge blocks new applications to ‘Dreamers’ programme, which protects immigrants brought to the US as children

A United States federal judge in Texas on Friday blocked new applications to a programme that protects immigrants who were brought to the US as children from deportation, but said the hundreds of thousands of people already enrolled would not be affected until further court rulings.US District Judge Andrew Hanen sided with a group of states suing to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) programme, arguing that it was illegally created by former president Barack Obama in 2012…


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