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Law360, New York (August 23, 2016, 8:15 PM ET) — Four immigrants have asked a Texas federal judge not to sanction the federal government for alleged misconduct by its attorneys by compelling them to compile a list of about 50,000 people who have received deferred action on their legal status, saying it would violate the individuals’ privacy rights.

The sanction by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in response to government attorneys’ allegedly misrepresenting the number of deportation deferrals that have been processed would also exceed the court’s sanctions authority under Fifth Circuit precedent, according to the…

Source: Law360