A federal judge in San Francisco blocked the Trump Administration’s order ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Trump announced in September that he would end the program, which protects undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children, in six months. Late Tuesday, however, federal judge William Alsup ruled that the program must remain in place while litigation over the decision proceeds.
Alsup ruled that the Trump Administration must resume accepting renewal applications from individuals already in the program, but his ruling does not require the administration to accept new applications.
Trump and his administration remain in negotiations with Congress to find a legislative solution to allow DACA recipients to stay in the United States legally.