A second federal judge has ruled against the Trump administration, saying that the president cannot end the DACA amnesty order implemented by former President Barack Obama in 2012.
U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis issued a nation-wide injunction against the Trump administration ending DACA until pending litigation on the program is concluded.
This is the second ruling by a judge ordering the Trump administration to continue the program – the first was handed down in January by San Francisco-based U.S. District Court judge William Alsup.
President Trump had ordered the DACA program to end in September 2017, but gave Congress six months to pass legislation to continue the “deportation deferral” status of recipients.
Trump has offered to support a pathway to citizenship for 1.8 million DACA recipients, but asked for support of $25 billion for a border wall in exchange.