DACA ruling further complicates complex legal path forward

04/25/2018 CNN

daca.jpgDACA may have won a court victory Tuesday night, but the decision only makes the legal path forward murkier.

The complexity only adds to the likelihood DACA will remain intact for many months if not longer, despite President Donald Trump’s initial plan to begin its termination in early March.

A federal judge in Washington became the third judge to say the Trump administration has failed to adequately justify its decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which protects young undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children. Judge John Bates, however, went further than judges who have preliminary put the end of the program on hold and ordered the administration to renew DACA permits, by ordering the administration to begin accepting new applicants unless it can issue a new memo justifying its decision that satisfies him within 90 days, at which point the ruling will take effect.

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