Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

Maryland immigrant group sues to stop end of DACA protections

Maryland immigrant group sues to stop end of DACA protections

Immigrant rights group CASA de Maryland asked a federal judge Thursday to halt the roll-back of protections for young immigrants put in place by the Obama administration.

Thursday is the deadline for people who have benefited from the program, known as DACA, to reapply for an additional two years of the protections before it ends in March.

In a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt, CASA and a coalition of organizations said President Donald Trump didn’t follow proper procedures in moving to end the program and was motivated by racism toward Mexicans and Central Americans.

CASA Executive Director Gustavo Torres said in a statement that the way the...

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