DACA Rollback Paused by New York Federal Judge

In Batalla Vidal v. Nielsen and New York v. Trump, a New York federal district court judge on Tuesday entered a nationwide preliminary injunction that temporarily bars the Trump Administration from rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, holding that the federal government has not sufficiently justified why it sought to roll back the immigration initiative. White is within the authority of Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials to end the program, the agency violated the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) by failing to offer legally adequate reasons for doing so, according to U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis. The injunction orders the government to maintain the DACA program on the same terms and conditions that existed prior to the September 5, 2017, rescission memo, subject to the same limitations as the January 9, 2018, injunction issued in DHS v. Regents of the University of California.

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