McConnell: There's 'No Reason' DACA Debate Can't Conclude This Week

People protest for immigration reform that will allow DACA recipients a path to citizenry through the Dream Act which has been in legislative debate since 2011. Los Angeles Jan. 22 2018

Second judge blocks Trump from ending DACA

A federal district judge in NY on Tuesday became the second to block President Donald Trump's effort to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

Last month, U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco ruled that DACA must remain in place while litigation surrounding the program is ongoing.

Trump announced a year ago that the DACA program would end on March 5th. If Congress fails to agree on a permanent solution for DACA recipients in the next few weeks-or even a short-term punt many lawmakers see as a "Plan Z"-young immigrants who have grown up in the United States and registered with the government could be deported later this year". There is plenty of time on the table to fix this; March 5th is the deadline".

Many lawmakers are uneasy about what might happen to the Dreamers after March 5, and Democrats - and Trump himself - are using that uncertainty as leverage to help force a deal.

The caseload of his Kent office spans hundreds of immigrants, including high profile cases such as the undocumented immigrant turned over to ICE by Tukwila police just last week and Daniel Ramirez Medina, the Dreamer who lost his DACA status after ICE agents detained him previous year.

This week the Supreme Court is set to meet behind closed doors to discuss whether to take up the Trump administration's appeal of the related case.

"Today's court ruling out of the district court in Brooklyn shows that courts from coast to coast have sent a single clear message to President Trump: The way that he terminated DACA was not just immoral, it was unlawful", said Karen Tumlin, legal director at the National Immigration Law Center.

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In the ruling on Tuesday, Garaufis said the Trump administration could eventually rescind the DACA program.

Tuesday's ruling comes as the fate of the DACA recipients is being debated in the Senate. The program was first introduced by former President Barack Obama in 2012.

Judge NIcholas Garaufis' ruling in favor of Dreamers and a coalition of attorneys general led by New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman (above) is the latest twist in the status of DACA. The APA requires federal officials to offer a reasonable justification before changing a major policy.

"The question before the court is thus not whether defendants could end the DACA program but whether they offered legally adequate reasons for doing so", Garaufis wrote.

The administration will not have to accept new applications for the programme, but will have to continue accepting renewals. DACA recipients do not qualify for federal financial aid and are required to pay taxes. Almost 80 percent of DACA recipients are originally from Mexico, a country the president has accused of sending rapists and other criminals into the U.S.

Trump has proposed a path to citizenship for 1.8 million immigrants in exchange for $25 billion for a border wall with Mexico and other security measures, as well as curbs on legal immigration.

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