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Thousands of protestors spill onto 7th Street in San Francisco after President Donald Trump announced ending the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. Jason Doiy / ALM.

The Supreme Court should bypass the Ninth Circuit and weigh in on a legal battle over an immigration program to avoid further disruption in immigration enforcement, the Justice Department argued in a petition to the high court Thursday.

Earlier this week, DOJ appealed a Northern California district court’s preliminary injunction blocking the Trump administration’s rescission of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which temporarily shields children of immigrants from deportation. But the Justice Department also took the case to the Supreme Court Thursday, attempting to bypass the appellate court.

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Cogan Schneier

Cogan Schneier is a Washington, D.C.-based litigation reporter covering D.C. courts, national litigation trends, the Justice Department and the federal judiciary. She is the author of Trump Watch, an email briefing that covers the Trump administration and its imprint on the law.

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