UPDATED 6:00 AM PT — Wed. February 14, 2018
A second federal judge issued a ruling temporarily blocking the DACA program from ending.
On Tuesday, a New York-based district judge ruled the obama-era program could not be rescinded pending a decision on the merits of these cases.
He also called on the federal government to continue to process DACA applications.
Tuesday’s ruling follows a similar decision last month by a San Francisco-based district judge.
Following that decision, the Trump administration called on the Supreme Court to review the case.
The White House has set a March 5 deadline to solve the DACA issue.
Meanwhile, Senate Republicans are already facing an uphill battle over immigration as a day of debate turned into a day of mudslinging.
Open-ended discussions kicked off on the floor of the upper chamber Tuesday, with party leaders arguing over how to begin.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tried to set up a vote on a sanctuary city amendment on two different occasions, but it was immediately shot down by top Democrat Chuck Schumer, who argued DACA and border security were not addressed.
This comes as President Trump warned “it’s now or never” for DACA.