Federal Judge Blocks Trump’s Attempt To End DACA

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.


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.