Judge Invalidates Acting DHS Chiefs DACA Memo

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A federal judge has invalidated a memo from acting DHS Secretary Chad Wolf pertaining to DACA.

According to Newsmax:

A federal judge has ruled that acting Homeland Security chief Chad Wolf has not been serving lawfully in his position and his suspension of protections of Dreamers, the migrants brought to the United States illegally as children, is illegal.

Judge Nicholas Garaufis, while issuing the ruling, said conferences will be held to work out his ruling, but concluded that when Wolf issued the memorandum to suspend protections under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals is not valid, reports NBC News.

“The effort in the Wolf memo to gut the DACA program is overturned,” said Karen Tumlin, a lawyer in the case and director of the Los Angeles-based Justice Action Center.

The decision will affect more than 1 million people, Tumlin added, and marks a “hopeful day for a lot of young people across the country.”

The federal judge cited a report by the Government Accountability Office stating that Wolf benefitted from an “invalid order of succession.” Trump has formally nominated Wolf but he has not gotten a vote by the full Senate.


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