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Second court blocks Trump’s move to end DACA

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A federal judge in New York ruled today that while the Trump administration has the right to rescind DACA, it has not provided sufficient legal reasons to do so and thus the program must remain in place while a legal battle plays out. A judge in California made a similar ruling last month.

Why it matters: The rulings have bought Congress some time past the March 5th deadline established by President Trump, but make it "much likelier that the Supreme Court will take up the California case,” Leon Fresco, immigration attorney and former Deputy Assistant A.G. at DOJ’s Office of Immigration Litigation, tells Axios.

  • Fresco anticipates that the fate of DACA will be decided by June, meaning meaning "Congress has to act quickly regardless" or else risk the elimination of the program.
  • Congress is currently debating immigration solutions, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pushing for a deal by the end of he week, but there has yet to be a breakthrough more than 5 months after Trump proposed ending the program
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Trump state visit: What's in it for Macron

Macron and his wife Brigitte visit the Lincoln Memorial after arriving in Washington. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP/Getty Images

Fresh off a Fox News interview in which he described President Trump as a fellow "maverick," French President Emmanuel Macron arrived today for the first state visit of the Trump presidency. He and his wife Brigitte will dine on "rack of spring lamb" and "burnt cipollini soubise" with the Trumps this evening at Mount Vernon.

The visit provides Trump with an opportunity to showcase his strong relationship with a key ally, and perhaps snag a couple positive news cycles. But given Trump's widespread disapproval in France, what's in it for Macron?