Tom Dart reports:
Four immigrants are challenging a Texas-based judge’s order that the US justice department must give him the personal data of about 50,000 people who applied for benefits under the Obama administration’s deportation deferral programme.
Andrew Hanen, a federal judge, ruled on 19 May that the government must send the information by 10 June. The challenge announced on Friday seeks a decision that would avoid details such as addresses, social security numbers and immigrant registration identifiers potentially falling into the hands of states that want to block the president’s executive actions. The petition will ask the New Orleans-based federal fifth circuit appeals court to rule before that date.
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