A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld an order preventing the Trump administration from ending DACA. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said that the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which allows some undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children to be shielded from deportation for two years and receive work permits, can continue. The Trump administration announced in 2017 that it would be ending DACA, telling recipients to prepare for "departure from the United States." This decision was immediately challenged in court, with a federal judge in January issuing a nationwide injunction ordering the administration to continue the program. This injunction has now been upheld. The administration has already asked the Supreme Court to hear a case on this issue.

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