Late Tuesday afternoon a federal judge in California ruled to temporarily block the Trump administration's efforts to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
Judge William Alsup's decision will protect U.S. children from detention and deportation by keeping the 2012 DACA program. The San Francisco judge said the administration must resume receiving DACA renewal applications while the legal battle is pending. However, the ruling is limited because the administration does not need to process applications for those who have never before received DACA protections, leaving young undocumented immigrants in jeopardy.
The Trump Administration has responded that the Obama-era is unlawful and plan to defend their position in further litigation.
Trump tweeted this morning claiming that the court's decision was "unfair."
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.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 10, 2018
Many people also took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the temporary block.
If we've learned anything from the Muslim Ban cases this year, it's that today's victories can be stymied tomorrow. Legal battles are important, but can be long & winding. Dreamers deserve permanence they can count on, not legal thrillers. Congress needs to bring that home.
— Karen Tumlin (@KarenTumlin) January 10, 2018
— Marielena Hincapié (@MarielenaNILC) January 10, 2018
Yesterday Trump held a bipartisan meeting pushing for a "Bill of Love" but negotiations are still undergoing.