US judge blocks President Trump's move to end Dreamers immigration program

US district judge William Alsup said the program must remain in place while litigation over Trump's decision continues to unfold. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Web Team Washington, DC, United States Jan 10, 2018, 05.05 AM (IST)

A US judge has blocked President Trump's move to rescind the DACA immigrant program.

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.

Blocking the "Dreamers" programme is part of President Trump's move to provide stricter border control which was also part of his campaign during the US presidential polls last year. 

US district judge William Alsup said the program must remain in place while litigation over Trump's decision continues to unfold.

The DACA program which was authorised by former president Barack Obama has reportedly provided protection and right to work to nearly 800,000 young people.

"DACA gave them a more tolerable set of choices, including joining the mainstream workforce," Alsup said in his ruling, adding,"Now, absent an injunction, they will slide back to the pre-DACA era and associated hardship."