Judge Orders Trump Administration To Fully Restore DACA For Young Immigrants

  • Judge Orders Trump Administration To Fully Restore DACA For Young Immigrants

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Fully Restore DACA For Young Immigrants

Under DACA, roughly 700,000 young adults, often referred to as "Dreamers", were protected from deportation and given work permits for two-year periods, after which they must re-apply to the program.

"We are very pleased that the court today reaffirmed its ruling that the government's termination of the DACA program 'was unlawful and must be set aside, '" Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber said.

Byron York said that with the court challenge over DACA, there has been talk on Capitol Hill of a "deal" that could potentially trade wall funding for DACA "legalization".

On the DACA version of the joke, see Josh Blackman's January 2018 NR column criticizing yet another ruling to the same effect in "A ludicrous ruling that Trump can't end DACA". U.S. District Judge John Bates said Friday that the order would be delayed until August 23 to allow the government to appeal, but he denied a Justice Department motion to reconsider his earlier decision, saying there were still deficiencies in the administration's rationale for rescinding DACA.

Bates gave the administration 90 days to better explain why the program should be ended. Bates' ruling would go further and order the program reopened in its entirety.

Last September, the Trump administration moved to rescind DACA, a program that allowed approximately 800,000 immigrants brought to the US illegally as children to attend school and work in the country. Currently, the government must continue accepting applications to renew DACA status, if not new applications from those who meet the criteria to qualify.

The decision comes less than a week before a hearing in a related case in Texas. He called the shutdown of the program "arbitrary and capricious" and said Nielsen's response "fails to elaborate meaningfully on the agency's primary rationale for its decision". "A conclusory assertion that a prior policy is illegal, accompanied by a hodgepodge of illogical or post hoc policy assertions, simply will not do".

The ruling by Judge John D. Bates is a major blow to President Trump, and creates even more confusion about his immigration policy.

"This represents a powerful victory against attempts to dehumanize immigrants who are law-abiding and productive residents of the United States and who were long ago brought to this country as children through no fault of their own", NAACP President and CEO Derrick Johnson said.