California Attorney General Xavier Becerra praised a ruling by a federal judge that blocked the Trump Administration from ending protections for an estimated 700,000 people (known as Dreamers) brought to the country as a young child.
"This preliminary injunction reaffirms that nobody, not even the president of the United States, is above the law," Becerra said.
President Trump ordered the end of an Obama-era program which allowed Dreamers to obtain two-year permits to work and study in the U.S.. States like Maine, Maryland, and Minnesota joined California in suing the president's administration to block the decision.
Trump tweeted his disappointment with the ruling yesterday, calling the court system broken.
The U.S. Justice Department says the judge's ruling does not change the fact that they view the program as illegal. Becerra says, today is a good day to be a Dreamer.
However, Becerra didn't seem impressed with the threats.
"The court said very clearly, the program, DACA, must remain in place right now."
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