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Trump loses court fight on DACA. Applications reopened

New applicants will be able to apply to DACA for the first time since 2017.

A federal judge ruled today that the Trump administration must fully restore the Obama era program which protect childhood arrivals from deportation, according to CBS News.

District Court Judge Judge Nicholas Garaufis ordered the Department of Homeland Security to prominently post a notice by Monday that it is accepting petititions for Deferred Action and Childhood Arrivals.

“Immigrant youth have resisted this cruel administration’s continuous attacks, and once more we have won,” said plaintiff Johana Larios to CNN. “Now, first-time applicants like me will be able to have access to the DACA program and current recipients will be able to breathe a little easier as DACA is restored to its original form. I am now able to look forward to returning to school, and feel safe that I won’t be separated from my community.”

Today’s order expanded on Garaufis ruling last month that Chad Wolfe had no authority to limit applicants and renewals because he was not legally serving as acting Homeland Security Chief at the time.

“Neither Administrator Gaynor nor Mr. Wolf currently possesses, nor have they ever possessed, the powers of the Acting Secretary of Homeland Security,” Garaufis wrote in his ruling, according to CNN.

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