Yet another federal judge confronts Trump administration over Daca
US President Donald Trump might be a strong critic of the Daca (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) programme of the previous Barack Obama regime and decided to end it in September 2017 to ensure that the national security of his country is 'not compromised' with but the institutional checks and balances in the US have not allowed him a freeway to execute his preferences.
Yet another federal judge in the US has ruled that the Trump administration must persist with the Daca programme that safeguards young undocumented immigrants from being deported.
On Tuesday, April 24, Judge John Bates of the District Court for the District of Columbia wrote in his ruling that the Department of Homeland Security's call to scrap Daca was "predicted primarily on its legal judgment that the program was unlawful. That legal judgment was virtually unexplained".
Bates, the third federal judge to resist the idea of scrapping Daca, said if the homeland security department couldn't produce a better reasoning stating why Daca was illegal within a time frame of 90 days, then it would have to process new applications being submitted under the programme.
Daca was created by the previous Obama administration and it gave two years of renewable work permits to undocumented immigrants who were brought to the US as minors. Around 7,00,000 people have been enrolled in the programme since its inception.
The court was presiding over two cases: NAACP v Trump and Princeton v United States which were filed in September and November last year, respectively.
Trump, during his campaign for the 2016 presidential election, vowed to make strict regulations on immigration, even seeking to build a wall on the US-Mexico border to prevent immigrants entering into the American territory without valid documents. He continued with his strong stand on the issue and his administration started deporting undocumented immigrants from the US.