[Ed. – Keep in mind, the 5th Circuit ruled in 2015 that Obama’s executive orders on child and adult deportations were unconstitutional. The Supreme Court, one justice short, was deadlocked on the case in 2016, effectively leaving the 5th Circuit ruling as the governing law. Obama simply continued his DACA/DAPA programs — NOT the law at that point — in defiance of the 5th Circuit ruling. Now a judge wants to say Trump can’t rescind Obama’s executive order. The “rule of law” is nowhere in sight with what this judge is doing.]
A D.C.-based federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to restart in full the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
The decision is the latest legal blow against President Donald Trump’s decision to phase out the Obama-era program, which offers deportation relief to undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.
The restart won’t be immediate. U.S. District Judge John Bates said Friday that the order would be delayed until Aug. 23 to allow the government to appeal, but he denied a Justice Department motion to reconsider his earlier decision, saying there were still deficiencies in the administration’s rationale for rescinding DACA.