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How a court injunction could buy time on DACA

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A California federal judge's injunction on the termination of DACA initially seemed a victory for the left, but it has complicated DACA negotiations on the Hill. Some Republicans are taking advantage of the decision to soften the March 5 deadline.

The bottom line: The injunction, won last month by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, allows DACA renewals to continue — so that's what will happen if no deal is reached by March 5. U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has appealed the order, but until the Supreme Court's decision, DHS will continue to renew DACA visas.