So a third federal judge ruled on whether Trump could rescind DACA, and this guy was appointed by Dubya Bush.
A third federal judge has rejected the Trump administration’s justification for winding down the program protecting immigrants who came to the U.S. illegally as children.
U.S. District Court Judge John Bates said on Tuesday that the Department of Homeland Security’s legal explanation for the decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, was too flimsy and, ultimately, unpersuasive.
Basically he said that the Trump administration didn’t defend its decision well enough. That’s a shocker.
“DACA’s rescission was arbitrary and capricious because the Department failed adequately to explain its conclusion that the program was unlawful,” Bates wrote in his 60-page opinion, released on Tuesday evening. “Neither the meager legal reasoning nor the assessment of litigation risk provided by DHS to support its rescission decision is sufficient to sustain termination of the DACA program.”
That means that the administration has to not only continue the program for illegals already enrolled in it, but he has to KEEP allowing illegals to apply!! Absurd….
Technically, the ruling was stayed by the judge for 90 days:
Bates stayed the ruling for 90 days to give the administration time to come up with a better explanation for ending the program.
After that DACA may very well continue if this ruling isn’t overturned…