Federal Judge Orders DACA Reinstatement

He hadn’t tweeted about it by press time, but President Trump is sure to have a reaction to the federal judge, who has ordered his administration to resume accepting new applicants for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

In issuing his ruling, U.S. District Judge John Bates rejected the administration's claim that the Obama-era program protecting immigrants brought to the U.S. illegally as children is illegal. He also called Trump's decision to end it "arbitrary," "capricious," "virtually unexplained" and "unlawful." But that’s not all. Bates is also giving the Department of Homeland Security 90-days to come up with a better argument for killing the program – or he’ll reinstate the thing in it’s entirety.

As you’ll recall, Trump announced last year that he was rolling back DACA, giving lawmakers six months to come up with a permanent solution – something they’ve yet to do. This ruling marks the third time a federal judge has come down against the administration on the issue.

 
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