The United States Supreme Court officially declined to hear the Trump administration’s appeal of a lower court’s ruling that requires the federal government to keep former President Barack Obama’s DACA program; likely extending the unconstitutional immigration policy beyond its March 5th deadline.
By refusing to hear the case, the lower court’s ruling remains in effect; demanding the Department of Homeland Security keep issuing and receiving applications for those brought to the United States illegally as a child.
The Supreme Court issued a brief statement on their decision, saying “It is assumed the court of appeals will act expeditiously to decide the case.”
“Today’s Supreme Court action shows that rescinding DACA was not only legally questionable, but also unjust and cruel. The court’s action is welcome news, but only Congress can provide the permanent protection our Dreamers need and deserve,” said House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
The ruling gives Congress more time to negotiate a bipartisan immigration bill that specifically handles the fate of DACA recipients while simultaneously providing funding for enhanced border security.
President Trump has stated he hopes to settle the fate of those ‘Dreamers’ currently in the US, but has routinely said there can be “no deal” on DACA without fully funding his border wall.