Trump’s Attempts To End DACA Program Rejected By A Third Federal Judge

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A third federal judge on Tuesday ruled against the Trump administration’s campaign to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for young immigrants living in the country illegally, ordering the administration not only to continue processing applications but also to resume accepting new ones.

U.S. District Judge John Bates of the District of Columbia was withering in his 60-page ruling, calling the administration’s attempts to end the program “arbitrary,” “capricious,” “virtually unexplained” and “unlawful.”

Bates stayed the ruling for 90 days to give the Department of Homeland Security time to come up with better arguments for scrapping the program, known as DACA. If it doesn’t, he wrote, he will ...

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Creators Officially Win Back Movie Rights For “In The Heights”

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It’s been two years since a movie version of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s first Broadway hit, In the Heights was announced and things are moving in a more positive direction to get the Tony-award winning musical onto screens. Creators Lin-Manuel Miranda and Quiara Alegría Hudeshave officially gotten back the film rights to the project from the now-bankrupt Weinstein Company.

It has been an interesting turn of events for the film adaptation of the LMM musical that won four Tonys and brought the Nuyorican impresario to audiences’ attention. Initially, the rights had been purchased by the Weinstein Company after Universal balked because they didn’t have “a big enough Latino ...

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