Judge orders Trump admin to resume DACA program, accept new applications

Judge orders Trump admin to resume DACA program, accept new applications

[Ed. – It’s actually doubtful the judge can issue such an order.  The DACA “program” is not a formally designated program with standing in statutory law.  It’s based on an executive interpretation of prosecutorial discretion, and a court might strike it down, but cannot interfere if the executive has reverted to the letter of the law and stops making exceptions under it.  The latter is what Trump did: he stopped making dubious exceptions to U.S. immigration law.  Garaufis is a senior judge who was appointed by Clinton.]

The Trump administration was ordered by a federal judge on Friday to fully restore the controversial DACA amnesty program and accept new applications. …

The ruling from Judge Nicholas Garaufis of the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn means that illegal aliens could apply for DACA deportation protection for the first time since 2017.

In July, the Supreme Court ordered that the president could not simply end the program, but the administration responded by saying that they would slowly wind down the program instead. Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberal wing of the court to cast the deciding vote against the administration.

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