Federal appeals panel questions Trump administration's rationale on DACA| Feb 27, 2019
Judge Harry Edwards and Judge Thomas Griffith criticized the government’s argument for presenting explanations that were unrelated to legality for the decision to rescind DACA, despite repeated requests for legal rationales.
“The government was wrong to rescind DACA on the basis it was unlawful,” Chang wrote. “Princeton, and higher education in general, benefit from the talent and aspirations of DREAMers, and we continue to urge Congress to enact a permanent solution.”
Bates concluded in the April that the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) rescission of DACA “was arbitrary and capricious because the Department failed adequately to explain its conclusion that the program was unlawful.”
DACA protects undocumented immigrants who came to the country illegally as children from deportation. There are currently 800,000 recipients, known as “DREAMers”, within the program.