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Obama-Era Program: Trump Team and Renewal Requests

obama-era program: If Tuesday's ruling by U.S. District Judge John D. Bates in Washington survives the three-month reprieve, it would be a new setback for the Trump team because it would require the administration to accept requests from first-time applicants for the Obama-era program, according to CTV. Two nationwide injunctions earlier this year applied only to renewal requests for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. While the government has 90 days to restate its arguments before the order takes effect, presidential press secretary Sarah Huckabee characterized the ruling as good news for smuggling organizations and criminal networks and horrible news for our national security. DACA recipients are commonly referred to as Dreamers, based on never-passed proposals in Congress called the DREAM Act that would have provided similar protections for young immigrants. He invited the Department of Homeland Security to try again, this time providing a fuller explanation for the determination that the program lacks statutory and constitutional authority. Siding with Princeton University and the NAACP, Bates said the administration's decision in September to phase out the program over six months relied on meagre legal reasoning. ( As reported in the news.