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U.S. District Judge John Bates. U.S. District Judge John Bates of the District of Columbia. Photo: Diego M. Radzinschi

U.S. District Judge John Bates in Washington, D.C., has ruled for the second time that the Trump administration’s move to end the DACA immigration program was unlawful. The government didn’t offer sufficient reasoning the first time around, according to Bates, and the second attempt didn’t fare any better.

A new memo from Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, the judge said, “fails to provide an adequate justification for the decision to rescind DACA.”

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Mike Scarcella

Mike Scarcella is a senior editor in Washington on ALM Media's regulatory desk. Contact him at [email protected]. On Twitter: @MikeScarcella. Mike works on a slate of newsletters: Supreme Court Brief | Higher Law | Compliance Hot Spots | Labor of Law.

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