NEW YORK, July 17 – This Friday, a federal judge in the state of Maryland ordered the administration of President Donald Trump to resume receiving applications, as well as the extension of permits linked to the DACA program, which has as its north the provision of protection for undocumented youth in US territory.
The decision regarding DACA program comes almost a month after the Supreme Court called the cancellation attempt from the White House “capricious”.
Judge Paul Grimm described DACA’s conclusion as an “arbitrary” decision, adding that after the Supreme Court ruling, it is “restored to how it was” before the president’s announcement.
Likewise, the magistrate prohibited the government from applying the rescission of the program and suggested “that they take some other action to rescind the DACA that is not in compliance with the applicable law.”
This Tuesday at a press conference, Trump said that his government “will deal with DACA”, a promise that contrasts with the statements he gave to the Telemundo network last Friday and in which he promised to apply a law that would serve as a way for undocumented youth obtain US citizenship.
Immigration policy has been a point of controversy since the Republican won the 2016 elections, something he hopes to repeat in November this year when he faces Democrat Joe Biden.
So far, the Trump administration has not ruled on maintaining the extension of the permit to DACA beneficiaries, as well as accepting the new requests, as ordered by Judge Grimm.
A large group of the 650 thousand beneficiaries of the program are required to renew their respective permits. Meanwhile, more than 300,000 youth are expected to appear as applicants for the benefit.
The EFE news agency noted that the Center for American Progress estimates that any decision about the program has a direct effect on more than a million undocumented immigrants, counting both beneficiaries and their families.
Recently, 33 members of the Senate signed a letter to Acting Secretary of Homeland Security, Chad Wolf, requesting the Trump administration to comply with the Supreme Court’s decision on the matter.
“There is no indication that his agency has taken any steps to restore DACA protections as unequivocally required by the Court’s decision,” the senators said. “We have not found a single statement from you or a DHS official notifying the public that your agency complies with the Supreme Court’s decision.”