Federal judge rules re-opening of DACA, after 90-day delay
It could be the biggest setback for Trump administration’s plans for immigration. Judge John D. Bates of the federal district court of Washington D.C. ruled Tuesday that the protections under DACA must continue, and that the Dept. of Homeland Security must resume accepting new applications. The ruling won’t immediately take effect, as the judge stayed his decision for 90 days, to allow the DHS the opportunity to explain why it canceled DACA in the first place.
If they fail to do so, Bates said, it must accept and process both new and renewal DACA applications.