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Trump said a federal judge's DACA ruling shows the US court system is 'broken and unfair'


Updated January 10, 2018 10:28 AM EST

President Trump on Wednesday called a federal judge's ruling to block his administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program evidence of a "broken" U.S. court system.

"It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and almost always wins before being reversed by higher courts," he tweeted.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup on Tuesday blocked Trump's administration from ending DACA while such a move is facing legal challenges.

Former President Bill Clinton (D) nominated Alsup to the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in 1999, and cases for that district are appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in San Francisco.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday said it would appeal Alsup's ruling on DACA, which shields immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation and lets them apply for temporary work permits.

Trump has repeatedly criticized courts and judges for rulings he views as unfavorable to his or his administration's policies.

A federal judge in San Francisco has blocked President Trump’s attempt to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

U.S. District Judge William Alsup issued a nationwide preliminary injunction halting the controversial initiative’s termination the night before.

DACA shields people who entered the U.S. illegally as children from deportation and lets them apply for renewable work permits.

Alsup ruled that DACA’s protections must remain in place for the nearly 690,000 people enrolled in the program while a legal challenge to eliminating it proceeds.

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“Plaintiffs have clearly demonstrated that they are likely to suffer serious irreplaceable harm absent an injunction,” he wrote.

“Before DACA, Individual Plaintiffs, brought to America as children, faced a tough set of life and career choices turning on the comparative probabilities of being deported versus remaining here,” Alsup added.

“DACA gave them a more tolerable set of choices, including joining the mainstream workforce.”

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) brought the lawsuit against ending DACA last September, alongside the attorneys general for Maine, Maryland and Minnesota.

The group’s lawsuit also included the University of California (UC), DACA recipients and others challenging the program’s end.

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The plaintiffs argued that Trump’s administration failed to follow the law in rescinding DACA, a move that would cause irreparable harm to so-called “Dreamers,” or DACA recipients.

The harm would include forcing immigrants to leave jobs or school or potentially subjecting them to deportation.

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced the decision to end DACA on Sept. 5, 2017, adding no renewal applications for the program would be accepted after Oct. 5 of that year.

The Trump administration’s plan stated that DACA permits which expired after March 5, 2018 could not get renewed.

Officials told The Post, however, that Alsup’s ruling means that anyone who had DACA status when the program was rescinded on Sept. 5, 2017 can renew it while the lawsuit is pending.

Trump on Tuesday urged Congress to pass a “bill of love” that resolves the fate of Dreamers impacted by DACA’s extinction.

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