The Supreme Court is clearly in no hurry to end the DACA program:
“WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court refused Monday to review a federal judge’s order that the Trump administration continue a program protecting undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children.
The denial leaves in place the popular DACA program, which has protected some 690,000 undocumented immigrants from deportation and enabled them to get work permits.
The program had faced a March 5 deadline for congressional action set by Trump last summer. Two federal courts have ruled the administration’s action was illegal.
The justices could have agreed to hear the case this spring, leapfrogging a federal appeals court based in California that has been sympathetic to the cause of immigrants. They also could have overruled federal District Judge William Alsup without a hearing.
Instead, they simply allowed the case to run its normal course through the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. …”
In other words, DACA will continue to wind its way through the Ninth Circus, and the March deadline is meaningless. This doesn’t mean the Supreme Court has upheld DACA. It only means that it isn’t going to issue an expedited ruling. So this will drag on for months and effectively kicks the issue back to Congress. There probably won’t be a final ruling on this until May or June 2019.
7 days until DACA is revoked and Chuck Schumer and the democrats have gone completely silent.
Trump offered them citizenship, but in return demanded hardline immigration proposals, and he knew they would never agree to it. Just brilliant.
The man is a genius. Do you get it yet?
— Mike (@mike_Zollo) February 26, 2018
BREAKING: Supreme Court denies review of #DACA appeal. Big loss for Trump administration.
That means thousands of Dreamers could potentially keep renewing their status until this case again reaches the high court. That could take up to a year, if not longer.
— Cf. (@cristianafarias) February 26, 2018
SCOTUS news: Court won’t hear case to end DACA as Trump wants. That means renewals will continue for now – and the March 5 deadline essentially goes away
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) February 26, 2018
Sorry ‘Pedes, there goes your can … kicked down the road yet again.