The All-Star Panel on "Special Report" reacted to a federal judge ruling that the Trump administration must restart the DACA program for children of illegal immigrants by a date set later this month.

Bret Baier reported that Judge John Bates of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, a George W. Bush nominee, made the ruling Friday, with the enforcement of such delayed until August 23.

Baier said the delay is likely intended to allow the White House to appeal the ruling.

Bates ruled that if the Department of Homeland Security wishes to end DACA, it "must give a rational explanation for its decision," adding that a "conclusory assertion that a prior policy is illegal, accompanied by a hodgepodge of illogical and post-hoc assertions simply will not do."


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But, panel member Charles Lane noted that with the July 31 retirement of Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court would likely rule 4-4 in the case -- causing a deferment to Bates' ruling.

Byron York said that with the court challenge over DACA, there has been talk on Capitol Hill of a "deal" that could potentially trade wall funding for DACA "legalization."

"The Democrats don't need to deal, the courts are going to keep DACA alive. They're doing their work for them," York said.

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