A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled yesterday that the federal government's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program was unlawful and he ordered the government to restore the DACA program. The order out of Washington reinforces decisions by San Francisco and Brooklyn federal judges blocking Trump from dismantling the program, while outlining a path to reinstate DACA that will require the Department of Homeland Security to consider not only renewals, but new applicants. The decision affects close to 17,000 Indians. Bates was the first Republican-nominated judge to smack the Trump administration.
If DHS can not produce a better argument for why DACA was illegal in 90 days it would have to process new applications for the programme, Bates wrote. "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". If the department can not come up with a better explanation, he wrote, it "must accept and process new as well as renewal DACA applications".
Reports state that this arrangement would have resulted in close to 700,000 people having their work permit and quasi-legal status expire over a period of two years.
According to South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT), a non-profit organization, a total of 5,500 Indians and Pakistanis are covered under DACA, and an additional 17,000 from India are eligible for it.
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That came after Texas and a coalition of other states successfully sued the federal government to prevent a separate Obama-era immigration program, 2014's DAPA, from being implemented.
Obama has slammed President Trump as "cruel" for rolling back his illegal executive order while failing to mention that he deported over 3 million illegal aliens during his tenure - more than any president in US history. Judge Bate's ruling to restart even brand new applications, if it stands, could be the final blow to members of Congress who say they want a solution. "Promoting and enforcing the rule of law is vital to protecting a nation, its borders, and its citizens".
President Trump ended the program in March, due to national security concerns.
Justice Department spokesman Devin O'Malley responded to Tuesday's ruling, defending the Trump administration's policy and claiming that DACA was unlawful to begin with. But while the earlier rulings barred the administration from ending DACA for current recipients, making them subject to deportation, Bates went a step further and said the government must allow others to apply.