US judge: DACA programme for ‘Dreamer’ migrants is illegal

Al Jazeera

07-17-2021

The ruling blocks new applicants, saying the programme was created illegally by former President Obama. The states argued that Obama never had the authority in 2012 to create a programme such as DACA because it circumvented Congress. The US Supreme Court previously ruled that Trump’s attempt to end DACA in 2017 was unlawful. The US Supreme Court previously ruled that Trump’s attempt to end DACA in 2017 was unlawful. A New York judge in December ordered the Trump administration to restore the programme as enacted by Obama.

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