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Ruling: Protections and Hanen

ruling: U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen did not immediately issue a ruling Wednesday, according to The Chronicle Herald. But he asked pointed questions of both sides about how this case compared to his ruling three years ago against another expansion of immigrant protections by former President Barack Obama. Supporters of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, argued that the state's claims were baseless during a hearing in a lawsuit that's being closely watched by immigrants and advocates on both sides. In that case, Hanen ruled against an expansion of DACA and new protections for immigrant parents. The expanded protections never went into effect. A federal appeals court sided with Hanen and the U.S. Supreme Court split 4-4, leaving his ruling in place. ( As reported in the news.