A Leftist federal judge in San Francisco has barred the Trump administration from ending a program that has protected nearly 700,000 young, undocumented immigrants from deportation, saying the government had offered “no reasoned explanation” for its termination.
Apparently “they’re in the country illegally in violation of federal law” wasn’t good enough for the judge.
The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the ruling hours after President Trump urged Congress to pass “a bill of love” to provide legal status to the young immigrants who arrived in the country illegally as children but were raised as Americans.
President Trump’ announced in September that he would eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program in March, unless Congress intervened, “failed to address the 689,000 young people who had come to rely on DACA to live and work in this country,”
So far the feckless Republicans running Congress have done nothing to solve the problem.
U.S. District Judge William Alsup said in issuing a nationwide injunction to preserve the program. Alsup’s ruling allows current DACA recipients to remain in the United States and renew their work permits, but does not require the government to accept new applications.