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Trump's move to end DACA program blocked by second USA judge

Trump's move to end DACA program blocked by second USA judge”

In a preliminary ruling, he ordered the government to keep processing DACA applications and renewal requests, echoing the January 9 ruling of a judge in San Francisco.

President Donald Trump moved previous year to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, telling Congress to find a legislative fix for "Dreamers" who were plunged into legal limbo by his decision.

Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of NY ruled the Trump administration has not offered legally adequate reasons to end the program which protects hundreds of thousands of children of undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Under Tuesday's ruling, the government must accept renewal applications only from people previously approved for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, not from people who were eligible but never applied.

"[The Trump administration] indisputably can end the DACA program", Garaufis wrote.

There are approximately 700,000 DACA beneficiaries, though the administration is not required to process new applications. "The court concludes that defendants have not done so".

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The Supreme Court is expected to consider this week whether to take up the administration's appeal of the separate ruling by Judge William Alsup in California, according to news reports.

These two injunctions, plus heavy resistance from Democrats, could keep the program running past Trump's March 5 deadline.

In a statement, U.S. Justice Department spokesman Devin O'Malley said DACA was implemented unilaterally by Trump's Democratic predecessor Barack Obama and thus unlawfully circumvented Congress. Current DACA grantees can now request renewal while litigation to defend the program continues. Alsup explained that the Department of Homeland Security's "decision to rescind DACA was based on a flawed legal premise". But he followed that up by ruling that the government still had to accept renewal applications from people now in the program.

Mr. Trump had said the program was illegal and announced the phaseout, saying it was up to Congress to come up with a more firm legal status for Dreamers.

This ruling is rather unusual on several fronts.



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