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Immigrant rights group appeals DACA ruling in Maryland

April 27, 2018 GMT

GREENBELT, Md. (AP) — An immigrant-rights group is appealing a ruling from a federal judge in Maryland favoring the Trump administration’s plans to end a program deferring deportation of young immigrants.

CASA de Maryland on Friday filed notice of its appeal to Fourth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia.

Last month Judge Roger Titus ruled the Trump administration is within its rights to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which extended protections for immigrants who were brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Titus wrote that he wished he could arrive at a different conclusion, and expressed hope that “Congress and the President will finally get their job done” and extend protections.

Other federal judges have blocked the Trump administration from ending the program, and those rulings remain in place.