The federal government, citing a recent court order, said Saturday that it is again accepting requests for grants of deferred action under the DACA, or "dreamers", program, which has protected thousands of young people from deportation. That suit challenges the decision to end the program.
The announcement comes four days after a federal judge in San Francisco ordered the Trump administration to restart the DACAprogram until a lawsuit challenging the administration's decision to end the program plays out in court.
In a Sep. 5 memo from then-acting DHS secretary Elaine Duke, the agency said it lacked authority to implement DACA because it was an executive order from the executive branch. "DACA gave them a more tolerable set of choices, including joining the mainstream workforce".
"This week, President Trump provided leadership on a hard issue that our nation has faced for decades and Main Street members want to help the president address our broken immigration system", said U.S. Rep. Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Chairman of the Republican Main Street Caucus.
Alsup said the administration did not have to accept new DACA applications. No new applications will be accepted.
"It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and nearly always wins before being reversed by higher courts", Trump wrote. Ex-Volkswagen exec gets 7 years for emissions cheating California AG on Trump EPA: "It's nearly as if they believe they're above the law" Sanctuary city policies are ruining California - here's why I left MORE and other state attorneys general.
"It's an affirmation of the principle that no one is above the law", he told the Washington Post.
Some Connecticut recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, or DACA, say they still worry about their futures.