Many of the recipients, commonly known as “Dreamers,” have now been in the U.S. for a decade or longer. But Texas and eight other states sued to halt DACA, arguing that President Barack Obama lacked the power to create the program because it circumvented Congress. U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen in Houston agreed, and while his ruling left the program intact for existing recipients, it barred the government from approving any new applications. In his statement, Biden urged Congress to move forward with legislation to permanently protect those covered by the program. Immigration advocates hope to include a provision in sweeping budget legislation Democrats want to pass this year, but it’s unclear whether that language will survive.