A federal appeals court won't immediately let President Trump end an Obama-era program shielding young immigrants from deportation.
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday decided to keep in place an injunction blocking Trump's decision to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Lawsuits by California and others challenging the Trump administration's decision will continue in federal court while the injunction remains in place.
DACA has protected some 700,000 people who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children or came with families that overstayed visas.
In January, U.S. District Judge William Alsup rejected the argument that President Obama had exceeded his power in creating DACA.