Judge blocks Trump’s bid to end “Dreamers” scheme

Jan 10, 2018, 7:18 AM EST
U.S. President Donald Trump scrapped "Dreamers" program in September.
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In a development that’s likely to complicate negotiation over immigration reforms in the U.S., a judge in San Francisco blocked President Donald Trump’s attempt to scrap the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

The threat of deportation from the U.S. loomed over 800,000 people, called “Dreamers,” after the Trump administration rescinded the DACA program in September while delaying its enforcement until March, writes the BBC.

Judge William Alsup ruled that the program must stay in place while the litigation continues, an order which Roy Beck, president of Numbers U.S.A., described as an “aberration” that will be corrected in appeal, notes Reuters.