In an unusual step, because the case has not fully been heard in the lower courts, the Supreme Court granted the Trump administration an appeal on DACA.
Trump is trying to end DACA and has been blocked by the lower courts. Now, and in the middle of the next election, the court will make a ruling.
This is huge news and is certainly not good for the Democrats. Look, one of the biggest criticism of the Democrats from the Hispanic community is they did not deliver on DACA.
They had the time and the votes under Obama, and they had a potential deal with Trump but Schumer caved. Certain segments of the Hispanic population has never forgiven them.
Now, this open wound will haunt them during the election and if the Supreme Court rules with Trump, believe me, the Democrats will get the blame for not getting it done.
If it rules for the Democrats, it won’t hurt Trump at all. In other words, Trump wins either way.
From Fox News: The Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether plans by the Trump administration to end the so-called DACA program for young undocumented immigrants can proceed.
The justices announced Friday they will hear oral arguments on the appeal in its next term, which begins in October. A ruling is expected in the presidential election year, putting the high court at the center of one of the most politically charged issues.
Federal appeals courts around the country have rejected efforts by the federal government to move ahead with phasing out the Obama-era program, known as the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals or DACA.
DACA was created under executive order, and gives some illegal immigrants — known as “Dreamers” — who were brought to the United States as children the opportunity to receive a renewable two-year reprieve from deportation and become eligible for a work permit.
The Trump administration in 2017 announced its plan to phase out the program, but federal courts have ruled that the phase-out could not apply retroactively and that the program should be restarted.
The White House fought back on those decisions, saying the president has broad authority over immigration enforcement policy.
DACA proponents have also argued that Trump’s planned termination of the program violates federal law requiring adequate notice-and-comment periods before certain federal rules are changed, as well as other constitutional equal protection and due process guarantees.
The Supreme Court took the unusual step of taking up the cases before they had been fully heard at the lower court level.
The Obama-era program to protect “Dreamers” will get a one-hour hearing before the high court next term. The court said it would consolidate three appeals into one argument.
The program provided temporary legal status and protection from deportation for nearly 800,000 young people who were brought to the U.S. without legal papers when they were children.
President Trump sought to revoke their protected status in 2017, seven months after taking office. The administration claimed in court that it could revoke the “Dreamers’” status anytime because the original Obama program was illegal. It also asserted that the courts had no power to review its decision.
Four federal appeals court subsequently rejected those arguments, and the Supreme Court earlier this month refused to expedite high court consideration of the cases.