MADRID, 15 (EUROPA PRESS)
A federal judge has repealed this Saturday the restrictions imposed by the Donald Trump administration on DACA, a program that prevents the deportation of undocumented migrants who arrived in the country as minors.
The judge has assured that the acting secretary of National Security, Chad Wolf, did not have a legal mandate to exercise his functions when he signed the regulation that shortened the program’s renewals from two to one year last July.
This is the latest in a series of court rulings that stipulate that Wolf’s charge must be confirmed by the Senate in order for his acts to be legal, according to CNN, a procedure for which there are still no dates, has confirmed to this chain from television the spokesman for the Republican Majority Leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell. DACA, A FLAG OF OBAMA’S MANAGEMENT
The DACA program, named after the acronym for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, was a program launched in 2012 by the Barack Obama Administration to prevent the deportation of young irregular migrants who had arrived in the country when they were minors.
This allows that during a renewable period of two years these people, known as ‘Dreamers’, cannot be deported and are eligible for a work permit as long as they do not have a criminal record.
Upon his arrival to the presidency, Donald Trump repealed DACA, however he was forced to back down by a Supreme Court ruling. With this new regulation, his government tried to partially limit the program.
For his part, President-elect Joe Biden, who was Obama’s vice president when he approved the plan, has promised that he will maintain DACA and ensure that program beneficiaries can have access to student scholarships.
The court ruling has been echoed in the ranks of the Democratic Party. Figures like New York Governor Andrew Cuomo have celebrated the news and criticized Wolf.