SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- The DACA program that shield undocumented young people from deportation and gives them the ability to work legally in the U.S. has been in limbo since last year, when President Trump announced plans to phase it out.The program still allows recipients to continue renewing their applications. TIMELINE: What led to Pres. Trump's decision to end DACADACA has protected around 700,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the U.S. as children."I think I found out I was undocumented around junior, senior year of high school," said Beatrice Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant.She moved to Oakland with her family when she was 4 years old. She said she began to understand what her status meant when applying for college."That's when I realized it was going to be tough for me because I didn't have a social security number," she recalled.RELATED: Hundreds of students march in San Jose to call for change in CongressIn 2013, Sanchez applied for DACA protection so she could stay in … [Read more...] about DACA program still in legal limbo, a year after
A federal judge Tuesday labeled as "unlawful" President Donald Trump's decision to rescind the Obama-era program protecting young illegal immigrants — and for the first time, said the government should accept new applicants. U.S. District Judge John Bates, however, stayed his ruling for 90 days to allow the Department of Homeland Security a chance to provide a better legal argument for ending the program, The Washington Post reported. "DACA's rescission was arbitrary and capricious because the Department failed adequately to explain its conclusion that the program was unlawful," Bates wrote, the Washington Examiner reported. "Neither the meager legal reasoning nor the assessment of litigation risk provided by DHS to support its rescission decision is sufficient to sustain termination of the DACA program," he continued. Justice Department spokesman, Devin O'Malley, told Politico the department would "vigorously defend" its position. "[Tuesday's] order doesn't change … [Read more...] about Report: Court Stops DACA Order, Will Force US to Take Illegals
POLITICS 04/24/2018 09:23 pm ET Updated 51 minutes ago The decision may pave the way for new applications to the Obama-era program. By Roque Planas 2.2k A third federal judge ruled on Tuesday against the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. In September, President Donald Trump canceled the Obama-era DACA program, which shields undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as youths from deportation. But in a stinging rebuke of the Trump administration’s legal logic, U.S. District Judge John Bates described the program’s cancellation as “arbitrary and capricious because the Department [of Homeland Security] failed adequately to explain its conclusion that the program was unlawful.” “Neither the meager legal reasoning nor the assessment of litigation risk provided by DHS to support its rescission decision is sufficient to sustain termination of the DACA program,” … [Read more...] about Another Federal Judge Rules Against Trump’s Order To Cancel DACA
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A federal judge's decision ordering the Trump administration to resume the DACA program that protected thousands of young illegal immigrants from deportation was "broad and wrong," White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Wednesday. "The DACA program violates federal law," she said at the daily briefing. "President [Barack] Obama went around Congress and created the illegal DACA program." The ruling late Tuesday by U.S. District Judge John Bates in Washington said the administration's rationale for ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was based on "meager legal reasoning." President Donald Trump scrapped the program in September, giving Congress six months to try to find a permanent fix for a program that affected as many as 800,000 young people who were brought illegally to the United States as children. The deadline passed March 5. Bates gave the Department of Homeland Security 90 days to try again, "this time providing a fuller explanation for the … [Read more...] about White House Slams ‘Broad and Wrong’ DACA Ruling