Crane v. Napolitano, the lawsuit brought by Kris Kobach on behalf of several ICE officers opposed to implementing the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”) program, was dismissed today on procedural grounds in a U.S. district court in Texas. The court held that the Civil Service Reform Act, a law governing federal employment disputes, barred the court from hearing the ICE officers’ complaint. Today’s decision, which came on the heels of a surprising and foreboding ruling for DACA supporters, means that DACA remains safe and sound. A manufactured bullet has been dodged! And the Kobach losing streak continues!
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