SCOTUS Bucks Trump Request to Hear DACA Case Immediately
DACA is here to stay—for now. The Supreme Court refused to hear the Department of Justice’s challenge to a lower court ruling on Monday that blocked President Trump’s initiative to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The DOJ’s request asked the Court to jump ahead of the 9th Circuit Appellate Court in reviewing the case in order to expedite the Obama-era policy end. This decision requires the government to continue the program’s protections while the legal fight continues after the government's March 5th deadline.