DACA: The Good News and the Bad News

The Good News: Zoe Tillman at BuzzFeed: A Federal Judge Just Ordered the Trump Administration to Partially Revive DACA.
A federal judge in San Francisco on Tuesday night ordered the Trump administration to partially revive the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, finding that challengers to the administration's decision to end the program were likely to succeed in their claims that [Donald] Trump's move was "arbitrary and capricious."

The Obama-era program, which Trump moved to end in September, had provided protection against deportation for nearly 800,000 young undocumented people brought to the country as children.

Under the order from US District Judge William Alsup, the Trump administration must resume accepting renewal applications from individuals who were already enrolled in the program. Alsup did not order the administration to accept new applications, however, writing that the plaintiffs had shown only that existing recipients were likely to suffer "irreparable harm" absent immediate intervention from the court.
In sum: The judge ordered that the Trump administration can't end DACA while a lawsuit is pending.

The Bad News: Trump responded to the ruling by once again attacking the judiciary.

And White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was sent out, as usual, to turn the the president's authoritarian instincts into official administration policy:
White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders called the decision "outrageous" and insisted that Congress must ultimately decide the fate of the DACA program.

"An issue of this magnitude must go through the normal legislative process," Sanders said. "[Donald] Trump is committed to the rule of law, and will work with members of both parties to reach a permanent solution that corrects the unconstitutional actions taken by the last administration."
The unmitigated temerity of these vile clowns asserting that Trump "is committed to the rule of law" as he publicly undermines the authority of the courts.

Goddammit. I hate this administration. And I hate that this fight for DREAMers' safety is not even close to over yet.

Shakesville is run as a safe space. First-time commenters: Please read Shakesville's Commenting Policy and Feminism 101 Section before commenting. We also do lots of in-thread moderation, so we ask that everyone read the entirety of any thread before commenting, to ensure compliance with any in-thread moderation. Thank you.

blog comments powered by Disqus