Friday, August 31, 2018
A federal court in Texas today denied a request for a preliminary injunction by Texas and nine other states seeking to block renewals of grants of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).
In August, Judge Andrew S. Hanen of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas held a hearing on a motion for a preliminary injunction to force the federal government to cease accepting new DACA applications, and to prevent renewals of current grants of deferred action pending resolution of the lawsuit. Judge Hanen had granted the injunction barring the implementation of the Deferred Action for Parents of American policy, which ultimately was affirmed by an equally divided Supreme Court.
Read Judge Hanen’s ruling denying the request for a preliminary junction here. CNN reads the ruling as suggesting that, even though he did not do so now, Judge Hanen might strike down DACA in the future.