The Trump administration’s plans to turn the United States into a white supremacist dreamscape took an enormous hit on Tuesday, when a federal judge ruled Tuesday that the U.S. government needed to stop acting like a dictatorship and begin accepting new applications.
Judge John D. Bates of Federal District Court for the District of Columbia said the government’s decision to end the program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, was predicated on the “virtually unexplained” grounds that the program was “unlawful.”
The judge stayed his decision for 90 days, giving the Department of Homeland Security the opportunity to better explain its reasoning for canceling the program.
The New York Times got a victorious quote from an opponent of Trump’s racist policy.
“This decision verifies the Trump administration failed to prove the DACA program is illegal,” said Ali Noorani, executive director of the National Immigration Forum, a Washington, D.C. advocacy organization. “Either President Trump finds another way to end the program, tossing hundreds of thousands of young people into deportation proceedings, or he works with Republicans and Democrats to find a legislative solution that secures our border and ensures Dreamers continue contributing to our economy.”
That’s three times that the Trump administration’s inhumane policy has been smacked down by a federal judge.
Bates is the third judge to rule against Trump administration attempts to rescind DACA, which provides work permits and deportation protections for about 690,000 undocumented immigrants brought to this country as children.
In his decision Tuesday, Bates said the decision to phase out the program starting in March “was arbitrary and capricious because the Department failed adequately to explain its conclusion that the program was unlawful.”
There’s nothing Trump and the Republican Party do that isn’t mostly unconstitutional and at best legally dubious.