KINGSTON, N.Y. -- A federal judge has blocked the Trump administration's plans to temporarily phase out Obama era protections for immigrants brought to the country illegally as children by their parents, known as "Dreamers."
The ruling of a U.S. District Court in California says the administration must resume renewals for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, known as DACA. The ruling, however, does not apply to those who have never received DACA protections.
Spectrum News spoke to representatives from the Workers Justice Center of New York, who are celebrating the news but say more still needs to be done.
On Twitter, President Donald Trump said that the decision shows "how unfair our court system is." But Workers Justice Center Senior Worker Rights Advocate Emma Kreyche says it is Trump's decision that was unfair. She says DACA recipients and their allies are not giving up the fight until a solution is found.
"It cannot come at the expense of increased border enforcement and internal enforcement that will target the families of these DACA recipients," Kreyche said.