PHOENIX (KSAZ) - A Federal judge in California has blocked President Donald Trump from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The judge ruled that the program must stay intact, while the legal battle plays out. In 2017, President Trump decided to end DACA, but gave Congress until March to find a fix. Under this recent ruling, until a final judgment is reached, the program must continue, and those already approved for the program must be allowed to renew, before they expire.
Meanwhile, DACA recipients are reacting to the news.
"Not knowing what's going to happen in your future is something that causes a lot of anxiety, a lot of fear, a lot of stress," said Maria Leon. "It's hard to live your daily life, if you don't know if you're going to lose your status the next day."
Although Leon sees what happened on Tuesday as a good sign, she's hoping dreamers will not let their guard down, because of it.
"I'm grateful for it right now because many people who have DACA can renew, so that means they're safe right now," said Leon. "However, it's temporary."
Leon is hoping for a permanent solution that leads to citizenship. Chairman of the Arizona Republican Latino Coalition agrees. Sergio Arellano said the recent ruling doesn't help dreamers, but hurts them instead.
"You see it being struck down, then upheld, then there's appeals and I think that's the wrong answer," said Arellano. "We need to let the process flow. Let those representatives actually do something, as opposed to file lawsuits and hinder the process."
The judge in this case also ordered dreamers who have not received DACA protections will not be allowed to apply, under this order.