Trump Points to 'Broken and Unfair' Court System

By Susan Jones | January 10, 2018 | 10:40 AM EST

( - Reacting to a federal court ruling barring the Trump administration from shutting down the DACA program, President Trump tweeted his dissatisfaction with some of the nation's courts:

"It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and almost always wins before being reversed by higher courts," Trump tweeted on Wednesday.

In November, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, joined by his counterparts in Maine, Maryland and Minnesota, as well as the University of California, and individual Dreamers -- requested a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration over its decision to end DACA, announced in September.

On Tuesday, a federal district judge for the Northern District of California blocked the Trump Administration’s cancellation of DACA while the case moves through the courts.

According to Becerra's office, "The Court determined that the merits of California’s case are strong, that there would be immediate harm if the Administration’s plan to terminate DACA were to proceed, and that the public interest is served by prohibiting the Administration from ending DACA before the legal issues are ruled on."

The ruling generally means that DACA recipients who apply to renew their temporary legal status must be allowed to do so, although new applicants will not be allowed in.

In a statement, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders called the decision "outrageous, especially in light of the President’s successful bipartisan meeting with House and Senate members at the White House on the same day."

Sanders said, "An issue of this magnitude must go through the normal legislative process. President Trump is committed to the rule of law, and will work with members of both parties to reach a permanent solution that corrects the unconstitutional actions taken by the last administration.”

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