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Federal judge says new DACA rules imposed by Trump Administration are invalid

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People hold signs during a rally in support of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, in San Diego.

WASHINGTON, DC — Chad Wolf was not legally serving as acting U.S. Homeland Security secretary when he signed rules limiting DACA applications and renewals, and those rules are now invalid, a federal judge ruled Saturday.

Wolf in July issued a memo saying that new applications for DACA, the Obama-era program that shields certain undocumented immigrants from deportation, would not be accepted and renewals would be limited to one year instead of two amid an ongoing review.

The U.S. Supreme Court blocked a Trump administration attempt to end the program and the memo sought to buy time while the administration decided its next steps.

Saturday’s ruling would be subject to appeal if the U.S. government chooses to do so.

There have been previous questions over the legality of Wolf’s appointment. The Trump administration has renewed a push to get Wolf confirmed before Inauguration Day; he is currently serving in an acting capacity.

The Government Accountability Office issued a report in August saying Wolf’s appointment was part of an invalid order of succession.

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  1. So we had a 2 week shutdown and curfew and and we’re having record Covid numbers? I don’t understand. Shutdown didn’t work but put people out of business? What a strange thing to do.

          1. The other half of the country did, however, vote for a mentally ill China sympathizer named Joe Biden who is the most corrupt politician in US history.

  2. Another DEFEAT for the haphazard Trump Cabinet and the illegal rules they tried to impose on individuals who want nothing but to continue being law abiding Americans. The courts have nothing to fear now and are disregarding the Trumptard and would be Dictator’s worst instincts. What an ignoble ending to 4 years of the Trump Shit Show!!

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        1. I’ll manage because I work hard, I’m educated and I’ve build a nest egg but its going to be MUUUUUUCH harder under an economy run by a corrupt, senile President who is owned by China. I anticipate loosing money over the next 4 years. Someone has to pay for Biden’s tax increases and “free handouts” for illegals, “free medical care” and people who don’t want to work and it will be the hard working middle class, especially the upper middle class

  3. This is great news!! One of the main reasons I despise Trump is his anti-immigrant rhetoric. The racist orange thug and his minions like to breed chaos and hostility – the opposite of what Jesus Christ epitomizes.

        1. Don’t worry original maga and K1DPR. Just keep paying a little more so we get a little more closer to all BLUe country. Thank you. We don’t mind the crying and bitching. Just sent you tax dollars. Apurate!!!

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