A federal judge temporarily blocked the Trump administration from ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program late Tuesday night. U.S. District Judge William Alsup approved a request by California and others to block the government from ending the program while their lawsuits are pending in court, and ordered the federal government to continue accepting DACA renewal applications. Alsup called the end of the program "arbitrary and capricious" and said it was likely "based on a flawed legal premise." DACA protects about 800,000 so-called "Dreamers," the children of undocumented immigrants. In September, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sesssions announced the program would end, and Congress has yet to come up with an alternative plan despite widespread bipartisan support. Tuesday's ruling does not allow for new DACA applications. The Justice Department is expected to appeal the ruling.