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Judge orders Trump administration to keep DACA in place

A federal judge in San Francisco has temporarily halted the Trump administration’s attempt to phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

DACA protects undocumented immigrants who entered the country as children from deportation and allows them to work legally.

The Huffington Post reported that the preliminary injunction on Trump’s cancellation of DACA requires the Department of Homeland Security “to maintain the DACA program on a nationwide basis on the same terms and conditions as were in effect before the rescission on September 5, 2017” ― including allowing those who already benefit from DACA to apply to renew their status.

The order does not, however, allow people who have never held DACA protections to apply as new applicants.

“Dreamers’ lives were thrown into chaos when the Trump administration tried to terminate the DACA program without obeying the law,” California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) said in a statement. “Today’s ruling is a huge step in the right direction.

The Trump administration “looks forward to vindicating its position in further litigation,” Justice Department spokesman Devin O’Malley said in a statement.

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