"What about a clean DACA bill now, with a commitment that we go into a comprehensive immigration reform procedure?" proposed Feinstein. In September, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the program would be phased out.
Alsup, who was nominated to the court by President Bill Clinton, scolded the DHS for having presented no analysis of the impact its order would have on the nearly 700,000 young people "who had come to rely on DACA to live and to work in this country".
Democrats are demanding protection for undocumented immigrants brought to the U.S. as children, known as "dreamers", as part of a spending bill to keep the federal government open after current funding ends 19 January.
"The new administration didn't terminate DACA on policy grounds", Alsup wrote in the opinion. "This has become an important program for DACA recipients and their families, for the employers who hire them, for our tax treasuries, and for our economy".
"It's an affirmation of the principle that no one is above the law", he told the Washington Post. As such, it was an unlawful circumvention of Congress, and was susceptible to the same legal challenges that effectively ended DAPA.
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Murad Awawdeh of NY Immigration Coalition added, "When folks talk about border security, and more money for enforcement, what that does is pits communities against each other". Promoting and enforcing the rule of law is vital to protecting a nation, its borders, and its citizens.
ROSE: The Department of Justice says it will vigorously defend its decision to end DACA.
The San Francisco federal judge's ruling came as a particularly heavy blow to Trump after had hosted both Republican and Democratic lawmakers at the White House to discuss immigration in a meeting held before live television cameras.
Similarly, the diversity lottery was not eliminated, as some are seeking, but instead shifted its 50,000 annual visas to other immigrant groups, namely Salvadorans and others who must leave the country as Trump ends their temporary protected status.
Alsup said that reasoning was flawed because the agency and administration do have the authority to implement the program, which allows children brought to the country as undocumented immigrants stay and work legally for two-year intervals.
DETROW: But Abrar concedes that with Republicans controlling the House, Senate and White House, they are the ones dictating the terms.
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