Federal judge in Maryland rules Trump had the right to end DACA in win for administration

Article author: 
Anna Giaritelli
Article publisher: 
Washington Examiner
Article date: 
6 March 2018
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 
A federal judge in Maryland has sided with the Trump administration over a lawsuit challenging the Justice Department's ability to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Judge Roger W. Titus, a Bush appointee, ruled late Monday President Trump acted within his authority in his plan to rescind an executive order former President Barack Obama announced in 2012 as a way to protect illegal immigrants who were brought to the United States as minors. Trump ended the order over a period of six months until Congress could legislatively solve the problem.
"This decision took control of a pell-mell situation and provided Congress — the branch of government charged with determining immigration policy — an opportunity to remedy it. Given the reasonable belief that DACA was unlawful, the decision to wind down DACA in an orderly manner was rational," Titus wrote....


A victory for the law: Maryland judge upholds DACA phaseout, by Paul Mirengoff, Powerline, March 6, 2018:
Judge Titus’ decision runs counter to the rulings of two other district courts, one in California and one in New York. The California ruling brought with it a nationwide injunction that blocks the DACA phaseout. The Maryland ruling does not change this.
Its value resides, first, in the refreshing reaffirmation of the proper role of judges and, second, in its power to persuade higher-level courts....