Bloomberg Law
May 17, 2019, 1:41 PMUpdated: May 17, 2019, 8:06 PM

Trump’s Termination of DACA Program Unlawful, 4th Cir. Rules (2)

Laura D. Francis
Laura D. Francis

The Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program was illegal because it wasn’t adequately explained, a split federal appeals court in Richmond, Va., ruled.

The May 17 decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit overturns a lower court’s determination that the administration hadn’t done anything wrong either in ending DACA or in the way it went about doing it. That determination was the only federal court to rule in favor of the administration after a host of lawsuits were filed over the DACA termination.

In a 2-1 decision, the appeals court ...

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