Judge Blocks Trump Plan to Shut Down DACAA

U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco ordered the administration to resume accepting renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Alsup said Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ conclusion that the program was illegal appeared to be “based on a flawed legal premise.”

A federal judge blocked President Trump’s effort to shut-down the Obama-era program that provides quasi-legal status and work permits to foreigners who entered the U.S. illegally as children, reports Politico. U.S. District Court judge William Alsup in San Francisco ordered the administration to resume accepting renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Alsup said Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ conclusion that the program was illegal appeared to be “based on a flawed legal premise.”

Unless halted by a higher court, the ruling allow former DACA recipients who failed to renew by an October 5 deadline a chance to submit renewal applications, and will  require the administration to allow renewal of applications expiring in the future. The ruling may undercut the urgency many advocates have expressed, calling for legislation to be passed before many Dreamers begin losing their protected status in March. Alsup’s nationwide preliminary injunction order was issued Tuesday, the same day advocates were at the White House for a negotiating session aimed at hashing out the contours of a bill that would give DACA recipients a reprieve.

 

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