The US “Circus” of Appeals in San Francisco has ordered the Trump Administration not to end DACA, citing they should be allowed to have a work permit and stay in the country.
(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in California ruled on Thursday that President Donald Trump’s administration must continue a program begun under former President Barack Obama that protects hundreds of thousands of immigrants who were brought into the country illegally as children.
The decision by the San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals preserves the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program introduced in 2012 that has shielded from deportation a group of immigrants dubbed “Dreamers” and given them work permits, though not a path to citizenship.
The ruling represented another legal defeat for Trump over DACA, although he has won court victories on other parts of his hardline immigration policies.
On Monday, his administration asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review a federal judge’s January decision to block Trump from ending the program even before the 9th Circuit had weighed in, an unusually aggressive move in terms of procedure.
How does this ruling make any sense? Obama could start it but Trump can’t end it?