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Federal Judge Orders DACA Be Fully Reinstated

07 August 2018

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.

The order is not set to kick in right away, according to Politico, which notes that the government has until August 23 to file a motion to appeal the judge's ruling.

Two other federal courts in California and NY had previously ordered that DACA remain in place while litigation challenging Mr Trump's decision to end it continued.

The decision to end DACA has faced multiple legal hurdles. Friday's ruling upheld that decision.

The plan to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, known as DACA and instituted by President Barack Obama, has also been put on hold by courts in California and NY.

2. Bates Said The Administration Hadn't Put Forward A Convincing Legal Argument to End DACA The DACA case first came before Judge Bates back in April.

A USA federal judge on Friday ruled that the Trump administration must reinstate a program preventing the deportation of those brought to the country illegally as children.

Bates' ruling was applauded by The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), a plaintiff in the case, which called it a "huge victory". Those rulings only required the government to process DACA renewals, not new applications. Shutting down the government for illegal aliens is not a winning message.

The government now has 20 days to appeal.

He said the government has to offer more than "a hodgepodge of of illogical or post hoc policy assertions" if it wants to end the DACA program.

But in April, the court ruled that DHS's legal judgment on DACA was subject to a court review and was "aribitrary and capricious because (a) DHS's legal judgment was inadequately explained. and (b) the other reasons offered for DACA's rescission - mainly, the purported "litigation risk" that DACA would preliminarily enjoined by the district court in Texas - were insufficiently reasoned".

"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.

Federal Judge Orders DACA Be Fully Reinstated