U.S. District Judge William Alsup on Tuesday ruled against Donald Trump’s decision to rescind DACA, granting a pretrial injunction that bars the administration from carrying out plans to scrap the program, Reuters reports.
In the middle of the intense political fight about the DACA program for dreamers, a federal judge in California just issued a nationwide injunction ordering the administration to start the program back up again, saying the decision to kill it was improper. pic.twitter.com/Op9zneahWy
— Michael D. Shear (@shearm) January 10, 2018
The decision comes as Trump on Tuesday held a bipartisan White House meeting on immigration reform, insisting any DACA resolution must also contain funding for a border wall, one of the president’s signature campaign promises.
WOW: Federal judge orders the Trump administration roll back its rescission of #DACA. Basically, to put it back on the books!
“The agency action was not in accordance with law because it was based on the flawed legal premise that the agency lacked authority to implement DACA.” https://t.co/W3e5PrS9ls
— Cristian Farías 🍮 (@cristianafarias) January 10, 2018
DACA, which was implemented by former president Barack Obama, is a program that allows children who were brought to the United States illegal to received deferred action from deportation.