Court ruling temporarily blocks govt. moves to end DACA
A federal judge in California temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s moves to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.
Late Tuesday, Judge William Alsup ruled that the government must resume receiving DACA renewal applications. But it does not cover those who have never before applied for DACA.
The Obama-era program has protected more than 700,000 young undocumented immigrants — including Filipinos — from deportation.
The Trump administration had planned for an end to DACA for early March.
Trump took to Twitter this morning to call out the court system, saying it is broken and unfair.
Immigrant rights advocates said that it is important to note that this is only temporarily relief — and that lawmakers still need to provide a permanent solution for young undocumented immigrants.
Trump said today that he would like to see congressional action on helping DACA recipients, but insisted that that immigration bill would also have to include other provisions.
“Securing our border — including of course the wall, which has always been included, never changed; ending chain migration; canceling the visa lottery.”