Federal Judge Appointed by Obama Orders Trump Administration to Begin Processing DACA Applications

Federal Judge Appointed by Obama Orders Trump Administration to Begin Processing DACA Applications


Suffice it to say, President Trump has faced more opposition from the courts than any other modern day president.

Especially when it comes to his immigration agenda.

Trump promised during his campaign to reign in illegal immigration and decrease legal immigration.

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But he’s had to fight the courts tooth-and-nail every step of the way in order to make that happen.

And now he’s been ordered by an Obama-appointed federal judge to begin processing new DACA applications!

CNN reports the details on the judge’s order:

The Trump administration must begin accepting new applications for the Obama-era program that shields undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children from deportation, a federal judge ruled Friday.

The order comes nearly a month since the Supreme Court blocked the Trump administration’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. That ruling emphasized that the administration failed to provide an adequate reason to justify scrapping DACA.

Judge Paul Grimm of the US District Court for the District of Maryland said Friday that the program is to be restored to its “pre-September 5, 2017 status,” meaning the status quo before President Donald Trump tried to terminate it, thereby giving hundreds of thousands of DACA-eligible immigrants the opportunity to apply.

“We are extremely pleased and excited by Judge Grimm’s order, but it’s really just effectuating the decision the Supreme Court made a month ago,” said Nick Katz, senior manager of legal services at CASA, which brought the lawsuit along with other immigrant rights group. “I hope this order makes it clear to (the Department of Homeland Security) that they can’t delay any longer. They need to reopen the program.”

US Citizenship and Immigration Services, part of the Department Homeland Security which administers DACA, said it was reviewing the ruling.

Amid the years-long legal proceedings, DACA recipients have been able to apply for renewal, but new immigrants who met the criteria couldn’t apply.

In all honesty, it makes no sense as to why if Obama had the power to create DACA, that Trump as President shouldn’t have the power to dismantle it.

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In another setback to the President's agenda, the Supreme Court ruled last month that he couldn't close the DACA program.

Yahoo previously reported on the Supreme Court's decision to block Trump:

President Trump is venturing onto increasingly shaky legal ground as officials reject new applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, sidestepping a Supreme Court ruling reinstating DACA, legal experts and lawmakers say.

The court ruled last month that the Trump administration hadn't followed federal procedural law or justified terminating DACA in 2017, calling the rescission "arbitrary and capricious."

DACA grants protection from deportation to so-called Dreamers brought to the United States as children. The Obama-era program, which has bipartisan support, has given temporary relief to some 700,000 young immigrants, with nearly 200,000 DACA recipients in California.

The court did not decide on Trump's executive authority to rescind DACA, and offered the administration a road map for how to try to end it for good.

But despite threatening another attempt to shut down the program, the president hasn't tried. Monday — 25 days after the ruling — was the deadline for the administration to file for a rehearing, and it didn't.

But neither have officials moved to restore the program.

In 2017, then-Atty. Gen. Jeff Sessions declared that DACA was unconstitutional. Lower courts issued orders that kept the program in place while the Trump administration appealed to the Supreme Court. The administration was then required to renew existing DACA cases, but has blocked tens of thousands from applying for DACA for the first time who became eligible when they turned 15.

In the wake of the court's ruling in June, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services agency — which administers DACA — is still rejecting first-time applications, or is confirming receipt of the new applications but then not acting on them, according to lawyers.

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You can be sure though that President Trump will continue to fight to get our country's out-of-control immigration system in order!

Watch CNN's report on the court decision right here:


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