Judge orders Trump administration to restore DACA, accept new applicants

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A federal judge on Friday ordered the Trump administration to fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which protects undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as minors from deportation, scoring a key win for immigrant advocacy groups.

The ruling from U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis,  a Clinton appointee , restores the Obama-era program and also mandates that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) post a public notice by Monday saying it is accepting new applicants.

It would mark the first time since 2017 that the government has admitted new immigrants into the program.

Approved applicants would also receive two-year work permits under the ruling, as opposed to the one-year permits the administration had proposed.

The court ruled ( an opinion ) last month that Wolf had ascended to the post in violation of the Homeland Security Act of 2002, and said Friday that the memo was void. The order mandates ( Judicial legislation ) the White House administer DACA under the guidelines that were in place when the program was first created during the Obama administration.

Presidential candidate Joe Biden had said before the ruling that he planned to fully restore the DACA program following his January inauguration.

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