A District of Columbia judge has ruled against Donald Trump's repeal of the DACA program, stating that not only should the administration continue providing for those in the program, but that they should also begin accepting new applications.
This differs from the previous two challenges in that it insists new applications must be considered.
The reasoning behind this ruling, given by Judge John Bates, states that the reason for canceling DACA was based on “virtually unexplained” grounds that the program was “unlawful.” Quite how the judge arrived at this decision is unknown. He said that stopping DACA was “arbitrary and capricious because the department failed adequately to explain its conclusion that the program was unlawful.”
The government now has a period of time in which to explain exactly why it is lawful to terminate the DACA program (with a 90-day stay).
Is this another case of a complicit left eaning judge siding with ideology over law? Or does the judge have a point that it should be made clear why a law should be canceled? Either way, the Justice Department (DOJ) has stated that they are looking forward to dealing with this, stating that it is: “forward to vindicating its position in further litigation.”
The fact of the matter is that President Obama circumvented Congress when he made this law. It was never put through the proper systems and is therefore not a valid law. By rescinding it, it would force Congress to come up with a proper solution, within the bounds of the law, that would settle the immigration status of 700,000 people once and for all.