Daca: Second judge blocks Trump move to end Dreamers scheme

People protest for immigration reform that will allow DACA recipients a path to citizenry through the Dream Act which has been in legislative debate since 2011. Los Angeles Jan. 22 2018

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

For the second time in as many months, a federal judge has barred the Trump administration from ending the Obama-era DACA program next month.

The judge in NY state ruled that DACA participants and states are likely to succeed in challenging how president trump ended the program. Trump's decision to end DACA appears instead to be "arbitrary and capricious" and "an abuse of discretion", the judge wrote.

Durbin also scoffed at Kelly's assertion that "Dreamers" would not be deported after the March 5 deadline arrives. Kuka said that these earlier studies were limited to the population of individuals who already graduated from high school, whereas their study also looked at the effect of DACA in incentivizing students to finish high school and therefore be eligible for college entry.

Some media outlets erroneously reported that the ruling would require the Trump administration to accept new applications for DACA.

Justice Department lawyers are appealing directly to the Supreme Court on the San Francisco ruling, rather than going through the circuit court.

U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis.

Pressing Democrats to accept an immigration plan along the lines of one endorsed by President Donald Trump, GOP Senators unveiled the details of their plan to address the future of illegal immigrant "Dreamers", a 592 page, almost $100 billion measure that focuses mainly on new efforts at border security, limits on family migration, and an end to the Diversity Visa Lottery program.

The anticipated debate over the fate of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, was expected to take up most of this month.

"The Trump administration should be able to alter the policies and priorities set by its predecessor", Garaufis said.

Yet Garaufis' decision failed to achieve one of the big goals of the plaintiffs: forcing the Trump administration to process new applications for those who would have become eligible since the September 5 recision memo was announced.

"The Justice Department argues that DACA was an illegal overreach by the Obama White House, and was likely to be overturned in court".

"Federal courts from coast to coast have now reviewed the record and reached the same conclusion: President Trump's decision to rescind DACA was illegal", Schneiderman said in a statement.

DACA recipients serving in the military. Almost 80 percent of DACA recipients are originally from Mexico, a country the president has accused of sending rapists and other criminals into the U.S.

The president has said he wants to help young undocumented immigrants ― and maybe even grant them a pathway to citizenship ― but only if Democrats agree to fund his southern border wall, detain and deport more children and others at the border, and restrict legal immigration.

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