TRUMP DEALT ANOTHER BLOW WITH DACA
Judge blocks Trump’s Roll back of DACA
The termination of the DACA program has been temporarily been put on hold after a US District court judge in California blocked the order. DACA was a program begun under President Obama and was aimed at protecting children brought to the US illegally as children from deportation.
President Trump rescinded the DACA program which was set to end on March 5, 2018. U.S. District Judge William Alsup blocked the Order that would have dismantled DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) while legal challenges to the program continues.
As a result of today’s ruling, DACA recipients, also known as “Dreamers” could resume applying for renewals of their work permits which Alsup said should apply nationwide. Advocates said it would depend on the Department of Homeland Security, which runs the program.
Trump has vowed to challenge the Court’s ruling. Meanwhile the House Members are working on drafting a comprehensive Immigration bill that would include relief for Dreamers. Republicans, supported by Trump, say that while such a bill could provide a path for legal immigration for DREAMERS, it must include measures for heightened Border Security, including building a wall. Border arrests have dropped some 40% since President Trump assumed office.