18.07.2021 – 08:10
President Joe Biden said Saturday that the Justice Department will appeal a “deeply disappointing” decision, as he called it to a Texas federal judge on the DACA program, which protects immigrants from being deported to the United States as children, while appealing to them. Congress to act.
The White House issued Mr. Biden’s statement a day after Judge Andrew Hanen ruled in favor of several Texas-led states that had sued to end the DACA. The judge concluded that former Democratic President Barack Obama acted illegally when he created the program in 2012 by executive order.
Hundreds of thousands of people protected under the DACA are often called dreamers.
President Biden said the decision “pushes hundreds of thousands of immigrants to an uncertain future.” Mr Biden said the Justice Department intended to appeal the decision to “preserve and strengthen” the DACA, adding that the Department of Homeland Security should also act in the near future.
“But only Congress can provide a permanent solution by paving the way for citizenship for dreamers who will provide the security and stability that these young people need and deserve.” he said.
The judge concluded that the program violated the Administrative Procedure Code (APA) when new applications were created and blocked, but said that since there were so many people currently enrolled in the program – nearly 650,000 – his decision would not be temporarily affected. their cases until further decisions on the matter./VOA