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Another US judge blocks Trump's move to end 'Dreamers' programme

The two court rulings mean all those in the DACA program will be able to submit renewal applications as it will temporarily remain in force. Photograph: (Reuters)

WION Web Team Washington, DC, USA Feb 14, 2018, 02.24 AM (IST)

A month after a US judge blocked President Trump's move to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA) immigrant programme, another judge on Tuesday blocked the US president's move to end the programme.

The programme called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals(DACA) program also known as "Dreamers" shields deported children brought into the United States illegally by their parents.

US district judge Nicholas Garaufis in New York said Trump's decision was based in part on "plainly incorrect factual premise" and that it was illegal.

Last year President Trump had said his administration was scaping the "Dreamers" programme which threw several US families in disarray and was severely criticised by immigrants and corporates. The issue also divided the US Congress with Republicans and Democrats sparring over it.

The two court rulings mean all those in the DACA program will be able to submit renewal applications as it will temporarily remain in force.

New York state attorney general Eric Schneiderman who is fighting to keep the programme in place said: "Today's ruling reflects... the illegality of the Trump administration's move to rescind DACA... a critical program that benefits states across the country."

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