On Tuesday April 24th a third Federal judge ruled against President Donald Trump’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program known as DACA last September. Describing the cancellation as “arbitrary and capricious”, U.S. District Judge John Bates sternly rebuked the Trump Administration “because the Department [of Homeland Security] failed adequately to explain its conclusion that the program was unlawful.”
“Neither the meager legal reasoning nor the assessment of litigation risk provided by DHS to support its rescission decision is sufficient to sustain termination of the DACA program,”
Most Americans who feel that DACA recipients should be protected vastly support the Obama-era DACA program that shields undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as youths from deportation.
Even though the ruling will be in effect for 90days until the Department of Homeland Security can present a better explanation, DACA recipients can in the meantime continue to file new applications and renewals for those already in the system can continue.