The Trump administration has made multiple attempts to end the DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, a program that protects undocumented young adults that were brought to the states as children from deportation. But it appears that the administration may have just experienced their biggest setback. On Tuesday, a federal judge ruled that not only must the U.S. keep the DACA but that new applications must be accepted — this is HUGE news!
U.S. District Judge John D. Bates for the District of Columbia says that the Trump administration was “arbitrary and capricious” in their efforts to end the DACA. He believes that the administration’s decision to do away with the program was based on “virtually unexplained” grounds that the program was “unlawful.”
Bates is giving Homeland Security 90 days to come up with a better explanation as to how the DACA could be constituted as illegal but if it’s not convincing enough for the judge, they’ll be forced to continue the program and must accept new DACA applications.
This is definitely a big slap in the face to Donald Trump who has been against the program since he stepped foot in office. He even went on a crazy rant on Easter Sunday about how the “DACA is dead” and tweeted a ton of inaccurate and ignorant information. Not only had he pushed to end a program that has protected close to 800,000 young undocumented immigrants from being deported but he also never came up with an alternative solution. Trump has expressed his desire to end illegal immigration and to construct a wall on the border with Mexico on a number of occasions — even on Twitter.
DACA is dead because the Democrats didn’t care or act, and now everyone wants to get onto the DACA bandwagon… No longer works. Must build Wall and secure our borders with proper Border legislation. Democrats want No Borders, hence drugs and crime!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 2, 2018
Fortunately, all that bogus is about to end now all thanks to Judge John D. Bates.
“Each day that the agency delays is a day that clients who might otherwise be eligible for initial grants of DACA benefits are exposed to removal because of an unlawful agency action,” Bates wrote in his decision.
Bates isn’t the first judge to rule against the Trump administration’s decision to end DACA. In fact, he’s the third. Judges in both California and New York came to a very similar ruling. U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn said that reasoning behind the administration rescinding the DACA was flawed.
If in 90 days the administration can’t justify their decision to rescind the DACA, the program will resume. Considering the BS reasons they’ve given in the past for wanting to get rid of it, we’re crossing our fingers their arguments aren’t convincing enough and that the DACA will remain here to stay.