UNITED NEWS INTERNATIONAL (UNI) — A federal judge has temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending a program, which shields young people brought to the U.S. illegally by their parents from deportation.
The Trump administration announced in September that it would rescind an Obama-era program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA.
That decision was challenged by a number of Democratic state attorney generals, organizations and individuals.
On Jan. 9, Judge William Alsup issued a temporary injunction keeping DACA in place while these legal challenges play out in court.
The ruling came just hours after President Trump hosted a bipartisan meeting, in which he said he would agree to allow those now covered by DACA to stay in this country in exchange for increased border security measures.
The White House called Alsup’s ruling “outrageous” in light of these bipartisan talks.