Federal Judge Block’s Order to End DACA Program1
A federal judge in California temporarily blocked the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program late Tuesday night.
Widely known as DACA, the program protects young immigrants from deportation. In September, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that the program would be phased out.
President Obama implemented the program in 2012; it has protected about 800,000 people who were brought to the United States as children by their families, some of whom overstayed their visas. Under the program, young adults, often referred to as “Dreamers,” have been permitted to live and work legally in the U.S.