U.S. Federal Judge Orders Government to Reinstate DACA Program
The program was designed to protect people who were brought into the country as young children from deportation.
Washington – Federal judge ordered the Trump administration to restore the Obama-era program that had previously protected over 800,000 people. The program was designed to protect people who were brought into the country as young children from deportation.
DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) is a program that was created by President Obama in 2012 and allows applicants who met strict requirements (no felonies, no serious misdemeanors) to apply for a U.S. work permit. The program does not allow those enrolled to apply for citizenship, unlike the proposed DREAM Act.
Ever since President Donald J. Trump took office, he and other Republicans have been campaigning against the program. Ever since July of this year, Chad Wolf, the acting Secretary of Homeland Security, issued a memorandum that restricted the program to only those already enrolled.
After Friday’s ruling, more than 300,000 are now eligible to apply to the program and make use of the renewable two-year work permits.
Friday’s ruling is a big blow to the Trump administration and to President Trump himself. As January 20th nears, the President is losing power to President-elect Joe R. Biden by the day.