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Daca Applications: Renewal Requests and Trump Administration

daca applications: The Trump administration should be able to alter the policies and priorities set by its predecessor, Garaufis said, according to CTV. He said his order does not require the government to grant any particular DACA applications or renewal requests. U.S. District Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis in Brooklyn said in a written order that the Republican president indisputably has the power to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program but relied on flawed legal positions in doing so. The ruling came in lawsuits brought by immigration rights groups and 15 states and the District of Columbia. DACA was implemented unilaterally after Congress declined to extend these benefits to this same group of illegal aliens, he said. Justice Department spokesman Devin O'Malley said the order doesn't change the government's position that DACA was an unlawful circumvention of Congress. ( As reported in the news.