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Judge: Better to have politicians settle immigration issue

Posted September 14

— A federal judge in New York says he'd prefer that politicians in Washington, not the courts, settle the issue of what to do about thousands of immigrants brought into the United States illegally when they were children.

U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis (GEHR'-ah-fuhs) is overseeing a case in which immigration advocates want to challenge President Donald Trump's decision to end a program that has protected some young immigrants from deportation. But in a hearing on Thursday, he said fast-moving political developments over a legislative solution might mean the court shouldn't waste its time.

The judge read a Trump tweet from earlier in the day that he said shows the Republican president wants to find relief for immigrations protected by the program, called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

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