>> Trump has already seen his Republicans lose control of the House of Representatives this week, and now another set back. A US Appeals Court in California on Thursday upheld a ruling that the Trump administration must continue the controversial DACA program, introduced under former President Barrack Obama in 2012.
The deferred action for childhood arrivals program protects from deportation hundreds of thousands of immigrants known as DREAMers, who were brought to the country illegally as children.>> We are the DREAMers.>> It also gives those immigrants work permits though not a path to citizenship. More than a year ago, the Trump administration announced plans to phase out DACA.
Arguing that Obama exceeded his constitutional powers when he bypassed Congress to create the program. But the Appeals Court rejected that argument, saying that the administration's opponents in the case would likely succeed in their argument that the rescission of DACA would be arbitrary, capricious and not in accordance with the law.
It's a blow to President Trump, although the administration has already lodged a request to the Supreme Court for its review.