A federal judge in San Francisco issued a preliminary injunction ordering the government to resume accepting students’ applications to renew their participation in the Deferred Protection for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA, which protects from deportation students brought to the U.S. illegally as children. Judge William Alsup, a Clinton appointee, ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to eliminate DACA was based on the faulty legal premise that it did not have the authority to administer the program, and he slammed the Department of Homeland Security for not offering any analysis of the impact of the repeal. The University of California, the plaintiff in the case, proved that it could suffer irreparable harm if the government eliminates DACA, Alsup said in the ruling, which does not apply to new applicants.

A federal judge in San Francisco issued a preliminary injunction ordering the government to resume accepting students’ applications to renew their participation in the Deferred Protection for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA, which protects from deportation students brought to the U.S. illegally as children.

Judge William Alsup, a Clinton appointee, ruled that the Trump administration’s decision to eliminate DACA was based on the faulty legal premise that it did not have the authority to administer the program, and he slammed the Department of Homeland Security for not offering any analysis of the impact of the repeal. The University of California, the plaintiff in the case, proved that it could suffer irreparable harm if the government eliminates DACA, Alsup said in the ruling, which does not apply to new applicants.

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