SAN FRANCISCO (CNS) -- A U.S.
District Court judge in San Francisco Jan. 9 temporarily blocked the Trump
administration's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals
program by March.
In a 49-page ruling, Judge William Alsup of the U.S. District
Court for the Northern District of California said his nationwide injunction appropriate
because "our country has a strong interest in the uniform application of
immigration law and policy."
the Trump administration must start accepting DACA renewal applications again,
but he also said the federal government is not required to accept applications
from those who have never before applied to be covered by DACA.
decision came in a lawsuit challenging the end of DACA that was
filed against the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by the University of
California and others.
In September, President Donald
Trump announced that he would end DACA, which President Barack Obama created by
executive order in 2012. At the same time, Trump called on Congress to come up
with a legislative solution to keep the program in place.
Many are calling for passage of
the proposed Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors Act, or DREAM
Act, to do just that. Trump and a bipartisan group from Congress met Jan. 9 to
discuss a measure to keep DACA and include Trump's demands for a border wall
and other security measures.
In a statement issued early Jan.
House press secretary Sarah Sanders said: "An issue of this magnitude must
go through the normal legislative process. President Trump is committed to the
rule of law, and will work with members of both parties to reach a permanent
solution that corrects the unconstitutional actions taken by the last