California Judge Blocks Trump Administration’s Plan on DACA

On Tuesday, a Californian federal judge blocked Trump administration’s efforts to put a stop to DACA

William Alsup decided to block the administration’s efforts and also mentioned that it must resume receiving DACA renewal applications.

Even so, the ruling is limited, as the administration does not need to process applications for those who have never received DACA protections until now.

The Trump administration released an announcement andsaid that they were to draw down the program last September, with a planned end for early March. DACA has done nothing but protect the young undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children from deportation.

What is going to happen with DACA and the 700,000 “Dreamers” is the main topic of the heated negotiations in Washington. There, Donald Trump, Republicans and Democrats are looking for a way to allow Dreamers to stay while addressing border security concerns at the same time. However, it is not clear how the order will impact these talks.

In the 49-page ruling that came in a challenge to the Department of Homeland Security, Alsup said: “plaintiffs have shown that they are likely to succeed on the merits of their claim that the rescission was arbitrary and capricious.”

“Plaintiffs have established injury that reaches beyond the geographical bounds of the Northern District of California. The problem affects every state and territory of the United States,” he wrote.