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Trump to ask Supreme Court for ruling on 'Dreamers' as Congress works for a deal

Trump to ask Supreme Court for ruling on 'Dreamers' as Congress works for a deal

The Trump administration said Tuesday it would ask the Supreme Court to decide the fate of so-called Dreamers, but leave the immigration program in place until then — a move that should provide more time for Congress and the White House to negotiate a permanent fix.

The divisive issue has been at the center of talks between Democrats and Republicans to avert a government shutdown this Friday.

The Justice Department said it will ask the high court to overturn a federal judge’s ruling that blocks President Trump from ending Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, an Obama-era program that now offers protection from deportation for about 700,000 people who were brought to the...

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