Judge orders DACA program to continue


Associated Press

NEW YORK

President Donald Trump’s administration didn’t offer “legally adequate reasons” for ending a program that spared many young immigrants from deportation if they were brought to the U.S. as children, a judge ruled Tuesday as he ordered the program to continue.

U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis in Brooklyn said in a written order that the Republican president “indisputably” has the power to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program but relied on flawed legal positions in doing so.

“The Trump administration should be able to alter the policies and priorities set by its predecessor,” Garaufis said.

He said his order does not require the government to grant any particular DACA applications or renewal requests.

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