Third Judge Blocks Trump's Bid to End DACA

Blasting Trump Justice, Republican Federal Judge Fully Reinstates DACA

Blasting Trump Justice, Republican Federal Judge Fully Reinstates DACA

He added: "It was also arbitrary and capricious in its own right, and thus likewise can not support the agency's action".

"The Department of Homeland Security, therefore, acted within its lawful authority in deciding to wind down DACA in an orderly manner".

The Justice Department said in a statement that it still believes DACA was the result of an "unlawful circumvention of Congress", will "continue to vigorously defend this position", and "looks forward to vindicating its position in further litigation". Talks to extend the program, created in 2012 by Obama, got bogged down in budget negotiations, and DACA has emerged as a symbolic stand-in for the debate over illegal immigration that's been at a stalemate in Washington for more than a decade.

They had to pass an Federal Bureau of Investigation background check, have a clean criminal background and either be in school, have recently graduated or have been honourably discharged from the military.

The permits lasted for two years, but could be renewed indefinitely.

That came after Texas and a coalition of other states successfully sued the federal government to prevent a separate Obama-era immigration program, 2014's DAPA, from being implemented.

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For all the lawyers out there, feel free to chime in, but I thought the constitutionally shaky ground for DACA stemmed from the fact that the executive passed legislation.

President Donald Trump's administration announced in September that it would end DACA on March 5.

Activists called the decision cruel, and launched a multitude of lawsuits, sparking a feverish battle in the federal courts, which have produced widely varying decisions.

Trump and DHS have yet to respond to the judge's order. But two other judges in California and NY had previously ruled it illegal.

Bates' scathing report signals the broadest rejection of the White House move to end the program, requiring the government not only to resume accepting applications for renewals but also to take new applications for additional participants in the DACA program. The administration could also ask higher courts for a stay while it appeals Bates' ruling, as it has done in the San Francisco and NY cases. The Supreme Court in February declined a Justice Department request for the high court to review a California district court's ruling against ending the program, effectively leaving it in place. But neither of those decisions required the government to accept new applications.

"We believe the judge's ruling is extraordinary broad and wrong", Sanders said. "By providing a modified justification, this can save the case on appeal", said Mr. Blackman, a professor at South Texas College of Law. Bush appointee to the US District Court for the District of Columbia, Bates delayed the implementation of his ruling "to allow the agency an opportunity to better explain its rescission". He continued with his strong stand on the issue and his administration started deporting undocumented immigrants from the US.