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Pelosi, Warren, Other Others Hail The Decision Of The Judge Ordering Trump Admin To Restore Daca

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After a federal judge in New York restored the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) on Friday, Democratic politicians praised the decision, after President Donald Trump tried to stop the program three years ago.

DACA protects undocumented immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as children, called “Dreamers.” Those that are part of the program are eligible for work permits and deferring deportation for a renewable two-year period.

The New York Times reported that the ruling by Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis of the U.S. District Court in Brooklyn could make up to 300,000 new people eligible for the program. A July memo by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Acting Secretary Chad Wolf had set different limits on the program, only allowing those who had already applied use the benefits and shortening the term to one year.

“The court believes that these additional remedies are reasonable,” Garaufis said, according to The Washington Post. “Indeed, the government has assured the court that a public notice along the lines described is forthcoming.”

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, New York Senator Chuck Schumer and other Democrats also celebrated the decision. “Congratulations to Everyone who fought their hearts out for this victory,” she tweeted.

Despite an overwhelming amount of support for the ruling, a few Republicans spoke out against it. Lauren Witzke, a Republican who ran for the Senate seat in Delaware in November, tweeted her disapproval. “DACA is Illegal immigration. Any member of the @SenateGOP who supports amnesty is a traitor to our country,” she wrote.

Newsweek reached out to the DHS and U.S. Immigrants and Customs Enforcement for comment, but did not receive a response in time for publication.

DACA protest in Central Park on September 9, 2017 in New York City. A New York judge ruled that DACA needs to be restored on Friday.
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