DACA, which the Trump administration as tried to dismantle, still lives thanks several lower courts that blocked the program’s demise. Since then Trump administration attorneys has sought to fast-track the case, but today the Supreme Court denied their motion:
CBS NEWS – The Supreme Court on Monday denied a recent request by the Trump administration for the court to quickly decide if it will hear oral arguments in a protracted legal battle over President Trump’s move to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which shields hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants from deportation.
The one-sentence order by the conservative-leaning court thwarted a request made by the Justice Department late last month and is likely to prolong the nearly two-year court fight over the fate of the Obama-era program — which has been kept alive by several lower court rulings despite the Trump administration’s efforts to terminate it.
Remember the first court that blocked Trump’s actions on DACA was in early January 2018. After that the Supreme Court agreed to take up the case.
Since then-Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in the fall of 2017 that the administration would move to gradually dismantle the program, four federal circuit courts have issued injunctions — one as recently as last month — blocking the government from dismantling the program. Late last year, the Justice Department asked the Supreme Court to take up the case.
I’m a little surprised that the Supreme Court didn’t agree to fast-track the oral arguments since they did take up the case earlier than they normally would. Trump’s team wanted to argue the DACA case during the fall term, but that’s clearly not going to happen now. I’m not sure when the Supreme Court will hear arguments on it, but it might not be 2020 if I’m reading this right.
CBS News reports that while the program does still live, the Trump administration isn’t accepting new DACA applications.