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Federal Judge Blocks Trump Administration From Ending DACA Program

A federal judge ruled Friday that the Trump administration must restart, in full, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. DACA is an Obama era program that President Donald Trump rescinded. The Trump administration last year announced that it planned to phase out the program.

As reported by The Hill, In his 25-page opinion, Judge John Bates said the Trump White House had again failed to provide justification for its proposal to end the Obama-era program, under which nearly 800,000 people brought to the country illegally as children, known as “Dreamers,” have received work permits and deferral from deportation.

The restart won’t be immediate according to Politico, who notes that the order would be delayed until August 23. With his decision Friday, Bates became the third federal judge to order the Trump administration to restart the DACA program.

Fox News reports that while closing the brief, the judge wrote that at no point in this ruling, or the previous one, did the court contend that the DHS didn’t have “the statutory or constitutional authority” to end the program.

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“Rather, the court simply holds that if DHS wishes to rescind the program – or to take any other action, for that matter – it must give a rational explanation for its decision,” the judge wrote reports, Fox News.

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About Brady Kenyon

Brady is a contributing writer for Conservative Daily News.

2 comments

  1. Guess it depends on what “rational’is……What would be’ ‘rational’ is for our feckless Congress to pull their heads out of their cocktail glasses and get back to serving the people rather than them selves.

    “Tis a puzzlement….How is it that a single (Bush)appointed judge has the power to rule that one President’s XO is valid and another’s is not? What makes an appointment life long.

    If these ‘Dreamers’ cared about staying they wouldn’t have let their registrations expire….

  2. So acting Constitutionally requires a rational explanation!? How about Article VI?

    (Clause 2) “This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be made in Pursuance thereof; and all Treaties made, or which shall be made, under the Authority of the United States, shall be the supreme Law of the Land; and the Judges in every State shall be bound thereby, any Thing in the Constitution or Laws of any State to the Contrary notwith-standing” (NOTHING is exempt from obeying the Constitution!!!)

    (Clause 3) “The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.”

    How about all THAT for a “rational” explanation? When is Congress going to start defunding Federal courts that VIOLATE the Constitution? Time to start impeaching judges who exceed their Constitutional authority and violate their oath of office (“…times of bad behavior…”!!!)

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