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New York immigrant files early challenge to Trump administration decision to end DACA

[JURIST] A 26-year-old Mexican immigrant in New York has amended his ongoing lawsuit [complaint, PDF] against the US government to challenge the Trump administration's decision to end the Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program [JURIST report]. Batalla Vidal, who initially brought the suit [materials] in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York [official website] in August 2016, has amended the lawsuit to include Attorney General Jeff Session's announcement on Tuesday [press release] that the Trump administration would be ending the DACA program.

Crackdowns on immigration have been a controversial part of Trump's presidency. Last month Trump pardoned [JURIST report] a former Arizona sheriff who had been found guilty of criminal contempt for his refusal to follow a court order in regards to racial profiling. Also in August Chicago sued [JURIST report] the Trump administration over sanctuary city funding. That same month rights groups sued [JURIST report] the State Department over diversity visa denials. Two days before Trump had announced [JURIST report] his support for a skill based immigration system.

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