The court ordered the Trump administration to protect children of migrants from deportation

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The court ordered the Trump administration to protect children of migrants from deportation

The administration of incumbent President Donald Trump must fully restore the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA, launched by previous US President Barack Obama), which allows illegal migrants who were transported to the United States as children to work in the country. Bloomberg reports about it with reference to the ruling of the US federal judge Nicholas Garaufis.

The court ordered the Trump administration to protect children of migrants from deportation

The judge instructed the country's Department of Homeland Security by Monday, December 7, to publish a notice of accepting new applications for the DACA program.

President Donald Trump announced after coming to power in 2017 that he intends to abolish DACA. In June 2017, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced plans to reverse Obama's executive order that expanded the DACA program. In September 2017, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the cancellation of the program.

Nevertheless, the Supreme Court forbade the administration to terminate this initiative, recalled Bloomberg.

As the agency clarifies, in July 2020, Acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf attempted to cut DACA by denying new applicants and cutting the work permit period to one year.

At a hearing on this issue, Garaufis said that more than 700 thousand people were injured in connection with Wolf's actions. In November, a federal judge ruled that Wolf had acted in excess of his legal authority and in violation of the 2002 National Security Act.

On the eve, Garaufis said that Trump officials again tried to bypass his November court decision. “Just hours after the court issued its opinion on November 14, Wolf again tried to ratify his previous actions,” he said.

A federal judge ordered him to submit a status report on the DACA program by January 4, 2021. This report should include the number of DACA applications received, reviewed, approved, rejected from November 14 to December 31, 2020, he said.

The DACA program, adopted in 2012 during the presidency of Barack Obama, protects against deportation of children of illegal immigrants brought to the United States by their parents. It allows illegal children to receive a renewable two-year grace period, during which they can find work or otherwise legalize their stay in the United States.

The DACA was passed by the US Congress as an alternative to another initiative allowing the children of illegal migrants to acquire American citizenship. It was voted on several times, but was never passed.

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