'Some immigrants too lazy to sign up for DACA'

'Some immigrants too lazy to sign up for DACA'

Trump was referring to a deadline he announced previous year to end a program protecting young immigrants from deportation, formally known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.

U.S. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in NY ruled Tuesday that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had "erred in concluding that DACA is unconstitutional" and granted a preliminary injunction sought by state attorneys general and immigrants who had sued the administration.

Last month, U.S. District Judge William Alsup in San Francisco ruled that DACA must remain in place while litigation surrounding the program is ongoing. A bipartisan offer by six senators that Trump rejected would have made citizenship possible for the 690,000 "Dreamers" registered under the program, nicknamed DACA, which shields immigrants who came to the U.S.as children and stayed here illegally.

As of right now, around March 5 there are many students whose DACA will expire and will not be renewable. As of Tuesday, the justices were only scheduled to consider a request to overturn the injunction in the consolidated case out of California, according to Karen Tumlin, legal director for the National Immigration Law Center, one of the groups suing the administration over DACA.

Shortly after that order, the Trump administration formally asked the Supreme Court to review the lower court's decision.

Garaufis wrote in Tuesday's order that the administration's decision to end DACA appeared to be based on the "erroneous" conclusion by Sessions that the program was unconstitutional and in violation of other federal laws.

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The nationwide injunction from US District Judge Nicholas Garaufis - which comes amid debate in Congress over immigration and the future of DACA - covers the same ground as a January 9 injunction issued by a federal judge in California.

Roughly seven months into his term, Trump called for the program's end saying it was unconstitutionally established by President Barack Obama in 2012. The APA requires federal officials to offer a reasonable justification before changing a major policy.

Yet Garaufis' decision failed to achieve one of the big goals of the plaintiffs: forcing the Trump administration to process new applications for those who would have become eligible since the September 5 recision memo was announced.

"Plaintiffs have extensively documented the irreparable harms they will suffer if the DACA program ends", the judge said, noting that some 1,400 DACA recipients would lose important protections and work authorizations each day, beginning March 5.

DACA recipients serving in the military.

Trump has proposed providing a pathway to citizenship for up to 1.8 million people in exchange for billions for his border wall, and major changes to the legal immigration system.

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