San Francisco-based U.S. District Court Judge William Alsup “blocked President Donald Trump's effort to shut-down the Obama-era program that provides quasi-legal status and work permits to foreigners who entered the U.S. illegally as children.”
Alsop “ordered the administration to resume accepting renewal applications for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, better known as DACA.”
Alsup concluded “Attorney General Jeff Sessions' conclusion that the program was illegal appeared to be "based on a flawed legal premise."
“Unless halted by a higher court, the ruling will allow:
* former DACA recipients who failed to renew by an October 5 deadline a chance to submit renewal applications,
* will require the administration to allow renewal of applications expiring in the future,
* The decision does not permit new applications for DACA status.”
“large numbers of Dreamers begin losing their protected status in March.”
With so much chaos occurring in the world today, with refugees fleeing their homes destroyed by war or weather, with people suffering because of cold, lack of food, shelter, and healthcare, to deny quasi-legal status and work permits to children who arrived in U.S. illegally as children, seems to be Draconian to the lowest level.
The climate change was not caused by illegal children entering U.S., nor were the storms, floods, destroyed homes of people on a global scale caused by children, nor were the wars and their destruction of homes, communities, and nations caused by children.
The U.S.A. has to take a leadership role in identifying those in need because of events beyond their control, and in developing plans for refugees. There will be refugees in the U.S. caused by sea rise and citizen-refugees will need help. Let's meet needs of people and not feed the military-industrial complex.
He can alternatively make concentration camps and gas chambers huh?
Trump's insistence on blaming minorities for all US problems is quite sickening. Hope you get rid of him next year. (or before)