In a surprising move, U.S. District Judge William Alsup ruled on Tuesday against President Donald Trump’s decision to rescind DACA, granting a pretrial injunction stopping the administration from executing plans to destroy the program, reported Reuters.
In the middle of the intense political fight about the DACA program for dreamers, a federal judge in California just issued a nationwide injunction ordering the administration to start the program back up again, saying the decision to kill it was improper. pic.twitter.com/Op9zneahWy
— Michael D. Shear (@shearm) January 10, 2018
DACA, which was initiated by the administration of former president Barack Obama, allows children who were brought to the United States illegally to received deferred action from deportation.
Mark Rosenbaum, an attorney for Public Counsel, which represents six DACA recipients in the case, approved of the decision.
“These young people played by all the rules. They demonstrated they are no threat,” he said. “They are in the military; they are studying in school; they are creating jobs. Now the courts have told the government they have to play by the rules,” Rosenbaum said.
The decision comes as Trump held a bipartisan White House meeting on immigration reform. Again, Trump is trying to force funding for his border wall into a place it does not belong, insisting any DACA resolution must also contain funding for a border wall.
WOW: Federal judge orders the Trump administration roll back its rescission of #DACA. Basically, to put it back on the books!
“The agency action was not in accordance with law because it was based on the flawed legal premise that the agency lacked authority to implement DACA.” https://t.co/W3e5PrS9ls
— Cristian Farías 🍮 (@cristianafarias) January 10, 2018