Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Government Resumes Processing DACA Applications, Even As Trump Tweets Program Is 'Dead'

California judge rules president's decision to end program was "arbitrary" and "capricious."
The Department of Homeland Security announced late Saturday that it would again begin processing applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (or DACA) program, after a San Francisco judge ruled President Trump's decision to discontinue the program was "arbitrary" and "capricious."
Sunday morning, the DHS application site reportedly went live again, after being dormant for several months. A statement from DHS to media read, "Until further notice, and unless otherwise provided in this guidance, the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017."
President Trump rescinded former President Barack Obama's executive order expanding the DACA program back in September, also by executive order. On Tuesday in San Francisco, U.S. District Judge William Alsup ruled that Trump's action was "arbitrary" and "capricious," although the White House's lawyers were clear that an executive action could be legally undone by another executive action.
The Trump Administration has said they will appeal the decision, but in the meantime, Republicans and Democrats are struggling to come to an agreement that would let DACA live, but also expand border security and fund immigration enforcement. Negotiations about DACA were what, reportedly, spurred the president's "sh*t-hole" comments made last week.
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Trump Caves To Federal Court, Continues DACA Renewals

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