Trump admin. will ask Supreme Court to overturn DACA ruling

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The Trump administration said it has appealed the judge's injunction - which said the Obama-era program must continue for now - to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit.

But a Supreme Court ruling could easily take months, and the Justice Department - in an unusual move - said it does not plan to ask the court to put the judge's ruling on hold.

The ruling to temporarily block the termination of DACA came from a USA district judge in San Francisco, William Alsup.

After Alsup issued his ruling last week, President Donald Trump tweeted: "It just shows everyone how broken and unfair our Court System is when the opposing side in a case (such as DACA) always runs to the 9th Circuit and nearly always wins before being reversed by higher courts".

On Jan. 9, a federal judge in San Francisco ordered the Trump administration to resume accepting renewal applications from immigrants now in the program.

"Until further notice ... the DACA policy will be operated on the terms in place before it was rescinded" by Trump, a spokesperson for U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services said Tuesday.

The Justices have the discretion to take on a case even before it has gone through all of the lower court levels, but they do not do that very often.

His statement comes contradictory as on Monday he told media that the rift between four senior Supreme Court judges and the Chief Justice of India had been settled.


"We are presently making the uncommon stride of asking for coordinate survey on the benefits of this directive by the Supreme Court with the goal that this issue might be settled rapidly and decently for every one of the gatherings included".

In his ruling, Alsup stated that unless the court steps in with an injunction, the lawyers for the immigrants "have clearly demonstrated that they are likely to suffer serious, irreparable harm".

Democrats have threatened a government shutdown if a compromise to help DACA recipients is not reached by January 19, when the federal budget expires.

The DACA program had no end date as it was created by the Obama Administration, and there had been times when it appeared that President Trump was in favor of keeping it intact. "It can't be tolerated in the United States", she said. But he is also pushing for border security and other measures as part of any legislative deal.

His ruling imposed a nationwide stop on the Trump administration's decision to end the program until litigation can be heard. Federal appeals courts are split on the issue, Bloomberg writes.

The ruling could complicate negotiations between Trump and congressional leaders over immigration reform.

It granted temporary residency and work privileges to "Dreamers", or immigrants who were brought to the United States illegally as children.

Congress is down to the wire on getting a DACA deal by Friday. But he said the Trump administration's executive action to cancel it was illegal.

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