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Justice Department Appeals DACA Decision To Supreme Court

The Department of Justice filed to appeal a federal court order on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, on Tuesday. 

In a rare move, the department is asking the Supreme Court to review the decision in an attempt to end DACA.

Last week, a judge in San Francisco blocked the Trump administration's order to rescind the program. DACA renewal applications are now temporarily being accepted again, but new applications are not.

SEE MORE: The Trump Administration Is Facing Another Lawsuit Over DACA

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement, "It defies both law and common sense for DACA ... to somehow be mandated nationwide by a single district court in San Francisco."

DACA protects about 800,000 immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children from deportation.

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